Kashmir Indepth

Centre to ‘urgently’ deploy 100 more companies of central armed forces in Kashmir

Union home ministry 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 35A in the Supreme Court which is likely to take place on Monday.

Dozens of Jama’at leaders were detained during a night raid in the Kashmir valley. JKLF chief Yasin Malik was also arrested last night from his Maisuma residence.

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