#Day29: After Spill Over of Kashmir Uprising To Chenab Valley, ‘More Forces Rush In’

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Para-military CRPF men manning Srinagar streets after clashes with protesting youths. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
Para-military CRPF men manning Srinagar streets after clashes with protesting youths. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Expressing concern over spill over of uprising to certain parts of Jammu region, Union Minister Jitendra Singh Saturday said the Union Home ministry will deploy additional forces to contain the situation.

“This is a matter of concern. There is unrest in the Valley for the last four weeks with the last 2-3 days we saw disturbance happening in this part of the state, including Kishtwar, which has remain sensitive all along,” Union Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh said.

“We have brought it to the notice of Home Minister and he has assured us that they are looking into it and are sending extra forces,” he said.

He said there was a sense of normalcy in the region today and the district administration has geared itself with the support of community leaders who were also coming forward.

“What is important is to realise that I would not subscribe to the view that this is indigenous, maybe there is a foreign mischief happening in the Valley and they are now trying to disturb the atmosphere in the Jammu region as well,” Singh said.

He said additional forces will be deployed as per the requirement of the region.

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