Residents of two Valley villages: Army takes our cars at night, no idea why
Earlier this month, a resident of Aglar village (name withheld by request) in south Kashmir’s Shopian district received a call from an Army officer, asking him to deposit his private vehicle at the local Army camp by evening. The man did that, turning over the car’s keys to Army personnel. Next morning, he collected the car. It had been used during the night.
His is not a one-off case. In at least two villages of Shopian, residents say it has become a regular practice for the Army to call owners of commercial and private vehicles, and use their vehicles at night – for free. Residents have no idea why and for what purpose are the vehicles used.…
In Aglar, residents narrate a similar account, saying they have to deposit their vehicles for the night at the Pahnu camp. The village has even prepared a list of all residents who own private vehicles, including two-wheelers.…
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