Modi-led government of India has started using drones to monitor the movement of the Kashmiri people as well as the anti-state demonstrations in the India-Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the report by Kashmir Media Service, it is a routine activity which was also carried out manually by the police officials in the past.
The officers of the local police told that using drones would help the administration conduct surveillance in Kashmir, besides cutting down the manual effort put into the mapping exercise.
According to a senior officer of the local police, more than 100 drones were handed over to the police force in October and November 2019.
“All the drones were now being used to conduct mapping exercises for setting up elaborate profiles of localities, which include details such as a number of houses, shops, roads, religious places, and other establishments,” he added.
On the other hand, the sources claimed that the government of India would use this information to execute its plan to implement a demographic change in the occupied Muslim-majority region.