A week after the drone attack at an Air Force Base in Jammu, the Srinagar administration has imposed restrictions on the use, possession and sales if drones.
“A ban has been imposed on the possession, sale and use of drones in Srinagar due to security reasons. People who have drones should deposit them with the nearest police station,” the district magistrate Mohammad Aizaj said
The order states that “the decentralised airspace has to be regulated in view of recent episodes of misuse of drones posing threats to security infrastructure as reported by media/other reliable sources.
Besides concern of breach of privacy and trespass, it is “extremely dangerous to let unarmed aerial vehicles wander around in the skies” within Srinagar, the order states.
Government departments using drones for survey and surveillance activities in agricultural, environment conservation and disaster mitigation sectors have been asked to inform the local police before using them.
The order has cautioned that any violation of the guidelines will attract punitive action and directed police to implement the restrictions.