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Chattabal residents protest at Press Enclave after Army men dig playfield

‘Locals apprehensive land may be grabbed by Army’

Sheikh Danish

Srinagar, Jan 17 (KNO): The residents of Chattabal area of Srinagar on Sunday staged a protest at press enclave, demanding authorities to look why the Army has dug a playfield in their locality.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), scores of residents from Chana Mohalla locality of Chattabal and adjoining areas assembled at Srinagar’s press enclave today.

Javaid Ahmad, one of the protesters said that they saw some Army men digging a local playfield in their area. “Soon after spotting them in the field, we approached towards them and asked why they are digging the playfield. We were told that they were planting a tree,” he said.

However, he said, locals are apprehensive that the Army is going to ‘grab’ the land, therefore want the authorities to look into the matter.

“The government must look into the matter and ensure that the land available as playfield for the youth must not be grabbed by anyone,” Ahmad said—(KNO)

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