Srinagar: The residents of Chattabal area of Srinagar on Sunday staged a protest, demanding authorities to investigate why the Acrmy has dug a playfield in their locality.
According to KNO, scores of residents from Chana Mohalla locality of Chattabal and adjoining areas assembled at Srinagar’s Press Enclave.
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 were digging the playfield to which they replied that they were planting a tree,” he said.
However, he said, locals are apprehensive that the Army is going to ‘grab’ the land, and thus they want the authorities to look into the matter.
“The government must look into the matter and ensure that the land available as a playfield for the youth must not be grabbed by anyone,” Ahmad said. (KNO)