GoI calls for ‘urgent deployment’ of 100 more companies of armed forces in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Home Ministry of India has called for an urgent deployment of hundred more companies of central armed forces in Kashmir.

“We have to urgently deploy CAPFs in Jammu & Kashmir. It is requested to provide 100 coys of CAPFs (CRPF – 45,BSF-35,SSB-10 & ITBP 10) to Govt of J&K with immediate effect and till further orders. IG (ops), CRPF is requested to ensure immediate movement of forces in coordination with IG (ops) of all forces,” read a Home Ministry letter to the state government, copies of which have been also sent to IG(Ops) to CRPF, BSF, ITBP and SSB.

The fresh call for deployment comes amid a crackdown on Jama’at-e-Islami ahead of the hearing on Article 35-A in the Supreme Court which is likely to take place on Monday.

Dozens of Jama’at leaders including the top leadership were detained during a night raid in the Kashmir valley.

Jammat in there statement said, “Article 35(A) which grants special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, is being heard within days and the way forces personnel unleashed the spree of mass arrest and detained dozens of Jama’at members prior to the hearing seems something is hatching behind the curtains,” said the spokesman, adding: “Any attempt of eroding or tempering Article 35(A) is unacceptable for people of Jammu and Kashmir.”


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