#Day46: Over 2.5k BSF Personnel On Way Kashmir



The BSF men in Srinagar on August 22, 2016. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
The BSF men in Srinagar on August 22, 2016. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Government of India is sending more troops to Kashmir to control the mass civil uprising triggered by killing of popular militant commander Burhan Wani on July 08, 2016.

The mass protests have spread to almost all parts of Kashmir as it has expanded to over one and a half month now.

Reports said that Delhi rushed 2,600 additional Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel to Kashmir.

On Monday, the BSF men entered summer capital and manned the city. It was after eleven years that BSF men took over Srinagar in times of severe crisis.

Reports said that twenty-six companies (100 personnel in each company) of Border Security Force have been dispatched to Kashmir which saw overwhelming situation for last 45 days.

Forces killed at least 68 civilians while over 7500 persons were injured by them during the mass civilian protests.

These BSF forces are being drawn from Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Bengal and they are expected to reach the Valley by Wednesday.

Earlier, 40 companies of CRPF personnel were brought from outside J&K to man Kashmir streets while CRPF PRO said that its 73 battalions which were deployed for Amarnath Yatra are being redeployed in Kashmir “according to need”.

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