Burhan anniversary: 21,000 additional forces deployed across Kashmir

Srinagar

Government of Thursday deployed more than 21,000 additional central paramilitary forces across Jammu and Kashmir for the security of Amarnath yatra and ahead of the first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

KL File Image: Mourners carry Burhan Wani’s body for burial. File Pic: Bilal Bahadur

“We are well prepared to handle any situation in Kashmir. We have sent 214 companies of central forces to control any situation which may arise on July 8 and during Amarnath yatra,” Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi told reporters in New Delhi.

These forces are in addition to the state police forces and those deployed for anti-militancy duties.

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