26 Percent CRPF Strength Deployed In Kashmir

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SRINAGAR — Twenty-six per cent of the total strength of the Cen­tral Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been deployed in Kashmir for security purposes.

In a report presented by the Parliamentary Standing Com­mittee on Home Affairs in the Lok Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament, it has been said that 61 out of 235 battal­ions, the world’s largest para­military force, are deployed in Kashmir. Apart from mas­sive concentration of the CRPF, other Indian paramili­tary forces such as Border Security Force, Indo Tibetan Border Police, Sashastra Seema Bal and Central Indus­trial Security Force have sig­nificant presence in Kashmir, the report mentioned.

During the 2010 and 2016 massive uprisings, thousands of additional paramilitary per­sonnel were rushed to the terri­tory to quell the street protests. After 2009, the paramilitary forces are seeking deployment charges from the cash-starved J&K for their services.

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