Zainapora Shopian is now militancy-free: DGP Dilbag Singh

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Dilbagh Singh addressing a press conference
Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Dilbagh Singh addressing a press conference in Srinagar (Photo: ANI)

SRINAGAR — Jammu & Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh on Thursday said that Zainapora area of Shopain district, which was infamous for militancy, is today a militancy-free area which is an achievement.

The DGP, while speaking to media persons here at Shopain, said that the youth of this area now want to join the police force with great enthusiasm. “Thousands of young people have come here for employment while people of this area now want development,” he said.

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He further said that the Zainapora area used to be a hotbed of militancy but now, it has become ‘terror-free’ due to the actions of security forces and police. “People now enjoy the cinemas here which have been opened recently,” he said, adding that even people come to see the cinema in such numbers that it may now require more space.

“Cinema has also been opened in Srinagar, but there will still be some people who will not digest these things,” he said.

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