BJP on Tuesday demanded the redeployment of the army in rural areas of the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir and sophisticated weapons for Village Defence Committee members to instill confidence among the people there.

In a memorandum submitted to Governor N N Vohra here, senior party leader Kuldeep Raj Gupta claimed that due to the shifting of the army, people in rural areas of Rajouri and Poonch were feeling unsafe and insecure and were migrating to other places.

He demanded that the army be redeployed in rural areas of the districts to instil confidence among people.

Mr. Gupta also demanded that VDC members be provided latest weapons to fight militancy.