In occupied Kashmir, the Indian Army is carrying out a kind of census in many parts of Kashmir, with troops moving from door to door to collect details about households.
The residents of Bandipora, Baramulla and Badgam districts, told media men that the army men were collecting information about the locals. The information includes names of people in a particular household, their professions, age and other details, they said.
A group of residents from Badgam localities, where army men had conducted the exercise, said that they were asked to fill the forms furnished by the troops. They stated that the forms were being handed over to the village heads, who in turn were asking people to fill them as soon as possible. “The troops asked us to fill in all the details including our cell-phone numbers,” they added.
The residents of Baramulla said, it is for the first time they have been asked to fill such forms. “We have never seen Army taking such details before,” they added.