More Paramilitary Heading South To Combat Militancy

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Srinagar:  The security forces have decided to intensify anti- militant operations in south Kashmir as reportedly three more companies have been sent to South Kashmir.

Security forces had reportedly halted anti-militancy operations in Kashmir in view of the unrest. “Most of the militants are active in South Kashmir. Three more companies have been sent to South Kashmir to eliminate militancy from the area,” a top security official said. “

Official sources said that the anti-militancy operations in South Kashmir districts were “put on hold” in view of protests. “The anti-militancy operations were put on hold for the safety and security of civilians,” sources said.

A police official said security forces have been put on high alert in view of increase in militant attacks. “Security forces are is effectively dealing with law and order problems, protests and stone pelting effectively, without use of any lethal force, despite severe provocation and grievous injuries to security men,” he said.

“All CRPF Camps have been alerted and security has been strengthened and troops have been briefed to be ready to deal with any unforeseen law and order problem, without use of lethal weapons.”

Police have also launched a crackdown on people who disturb law and order in the Valley.

Fearing arrest scores of youth have left their homes to evade the arrest. A police official said the police was collecting the CCTV footages and details across the Valley from other sources to identify the people involved in destroying the public property. Police has also established helplines in the police control rooms of the respective districts for the general public who wish to inform regarding the “harassment by hooligans, stoppage and disruption of the traffic by miscreants, damage/arson of the traffic by miscreants, damage/arson to the public property or obstacles erected on roads/bylanes”.


Observer News Service

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