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Poster war

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The daily appearance of posters asking people what to wear and not to use mobiles or watch TV, the apple-rich town of Sopore in north Kashmir seems to be  getting into the militancy vortex once again reminding the days of 1990. The  Taliban-like posters have been  warning people  to desist from these  usages  or face  severe punishment comes very close to the recent  diktat on asking people to  remove  mobile towers from  their precincts  and mobile operators coming under militant attacks thus stalling the services for three days  and some of them even closed their operations. The services were restored after the Union govt spoke tough to the state govt. The situation locals feel is going to worsen. The diktat has created  a  new set of problems  for  locals as migrant workers from Bihar  and Uttar Pradesh are leaving in drove .The situation seems to  worsen  with factionalism  coming in the open even in militants rank like Hizbul Mujahedeen. The Tuesday killing of Health Department employee an aide of Hurriyat leader Ali Shah Geelani is the reflection of this infighting. Though, separatist leader was quick in issuing statement blaming Indian security agencies for the killing. Of recently Sopore and its  nearby areas have  become safe havens for  terrorists owing  allegiance to Hizbul Mujahedeen and Lashkar-e-Taiba. This area because of its richness and large  sympathizers population  has been categorized as ‘terrorist infested’. What fears  haunting  of people would  be the revival of militancy  which could become  difficult for  even Mufti Mohammad Govt which has been  trying to project Kashmir as health destination along with  seeing  investment meet a la Davos  style and  inviting Bollywood to do film shooting. Irony is that most of the cinema theaters in Valley today are closed under militant threat.

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