Centre Sending Additional 5000 CRPF Personnel To Kashmir, Reports

SRINAGAR: The central government is sending additional five thousand paramilairy men to Kashmir, Kolkata newspaper, The Telegraph reported.

Women paramilitary personnel frisking Kashmiri woman in the city centre Lal Chowk on Sunday. 31 October 2021
PHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR

“The security situation in the wake of the latest civilian killings in Kashmir is very challenging. An additional 50 companies of the paramilitary forces are being deployed to help J&K police maintain law and order and undertake counter-terror operations,” a home ministry official told the newspaper. “Of the 50 companies, 30 are being deployed in Srinagar alone.”

The newspaper said that around 70,000 troops of the CRPF have already been deployed in Jammu and Kashmir for counter-terror operations.

“The decision brings under stress the stated reason for stripping Jammu and Kashmir of its special status and the claims that law and order has improved after the constitutional changes and a prolonged clampdown,” the newspaper reported.

Decision about the fresh deployments was seemingly taken after Home Minister, Amit Shah’s Kashmir visit. Shah visited Kashmir and Jammu and and spend a night with the CRPF at Lethpora.

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