Giving year-wise break-up, the Chief Minister said the highest number of 22 camps and bunkers were removed in 2010 followed by 19 next year.Eighty four security camps and bunkers were removed from Jammu and Kashmir since January 2009 with the highest number of 22 such structures vacated in 2010–the year when the Valley witnessed a massive agitation leaving over 120 persons dead.
Most of the camps and bunkers were removed from summer capital Srinagar during the previous NC-Congress regime, while only six such structures were vacated since the PDP-BJP government came to power in the state, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who holds the Home Portfolio, said in a written reply in the Assembly here.
Replying to a question by opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, the Chief Minister said a total of 258 camps and 18 bunkers were existing in the Valley as on January 1, 2009 – the year when Omar took over as the Chief Minister.
“The removal of remaining bunkers and camps of Army and central paramilitary forces will depend upon the review of security situation in consultation with all stakeholders, on case to case basis,” Mehbooba said.