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Kashmir has changed for good despite militancy: GoC 15 Corps

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Kupwara: General Officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt. General DP Pandey Wednesday said that Kashmir has changed for good despite the militancy.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the ‘Bungus Awam Mela’, the GoC said that the Lieutenant Governor has already given directions and the facilities for commoners in border areas will be made available soon.

“This place (Bungus) is just eight kilometres from the Line of Control (LoC) and similarly there are bases in Keran, Tulail, Machil, Tangdhar, and Uri. Festival and other activities will continue to be organised in these areas as well,” the GoC said as per news agency KNO.

He said that the Army will provide the best possible facilities to facilitate the administration to construct mobile towers and facilities required for daily usage for the people of the border villages.

The GoC termed the visit of the LG Manoj Sinha to Bungus as “landmark” stating that the event conducted is awesome and it will send a message across.

“There are many other places like Bungus. Kashmir valley is the safest place for tourists because of the people of Kashmir,” the army officer said.

“Similar events are ongoing across Kashmir despite the militancy which is being forced on the people. Kashmir has changed for good,” he said.

He informed that a massive crowd witnessed and enjoyed the two-day-long Bungus festival which depicts the direction of Kashmir today and similar enthusiasm is witnessed at other functions organized by the Army across Kashmir.

“People must visit Bungus so that native people get to earn livelihood,” the Army officer said. (KNO)

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