Tension in Kashmir as govt seeks school buildings for security forces, orders LPG stock for 2 months


SRINAGAR: Anxiety has gripped the masses in Kashmir after two orders have been issued to stock up the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders for two months and vacate school buildings for security forces Ganderbal, which is adjoining to Kargil.

According to Indian newspaper, in the first order, Adviser to Lt. Governor G.C. Murmu has directed to ensure sufficient stocks of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)  for two months in the valley.

This is for the first time that the authorities have ordered to stock LPG in peak summer season. Normally, LPG is stocked in October and November ahead of harsh winter in the valley.

In another order, the Superintendent of Police in Ganderbal has directed to vacate 16 higher and middle schools. The order reads that these buildings are required for accommodation of the Central Armed Police Force companies in view of the Shri Amamath Ji Yatra-2020.

These orders have caused anxiety among the people in Kashmir as the upcoming yatra is likely to be a low-key event in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Also, Ganderbal is located adjacent to Kargil in the Union Territory of Ladakh, where China and India had a clash this month.