Nervousness Among People In Kashmir Valley After Govt Issues Orders to Stockpile LPG For Two Months
NEW DELHI, JUNE 28—The government of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has issued orders to oil companies to stock LPG cylinders for two months in the Kashmir valley and asked the local administration to get school buildings vacated for the security personnel in Ganderbal, adjoining Kargil.
The latest fiat has resulted in a feeling of apprehension and worry among the local people as it comes in the wake of clashes between Indian and Chinese armies in Galwan valley in Ladakh sector in second week of this month.
Similar orders were issued in February last year before operation Balakot and subsequently in August as well ahead of the revocation of J&K’s special status.
The Hindu reported that the order was issued as “most urgent matter” by an adviser to J&K’s Lt Governor G C Murmu after a meeting on June 23.
The order asked “to ensure sufficient stocks of the LPG in the Valley as the supply gets affected due to closure of the National Highway on account of landship”, The Hindu reports.
What has caused worry among the local population is that such orders are issued ahead of winter season only because traffic movement gets affected in many parts of the Valley due to snowfall during winter.
The government order asks to stockpile supplies of LPG cylinders that can last at least two months.
Ganderbal police chief, in a separate order, has asked to vacate more than one dozen educational institutions in the district for accommodation of Central Armed Police Force in view of the Amarnath Yatra-2020. Ganderbal is located adjoining Kargil in the Union Territory of Ladakh, where India and China are engaged in a face-off over the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
People, according to The Hindu report, are hearing the jets hovering over the skies on a daily basis for many weeks now.