Gun owners living around wetlands ordered to deposit arms

Militants escape

In order to safeguard the abodes of migratory birds and eradicate the menace of poaching Additional District
Magistrate Srinagar has directed all the persons holding Arms Licenses and living within the five kilometers of Shallibug, Hokersar wetlands and Dal Lake to deposit their guns in their concerned police stations till May 01, 2017 against a proper receipt thereon.

According to Additional District Magistrate Srinagar thousands of migratory birds seek refuge in the wetlands of Kashmir to avoid severe climate of their parent destinations. Wild Life Warden has reported that poachers remain hell bent to kill these creatures in the wetlands
and government has initiated many steps to safeguard their lives.