SRINAGAR The Centre has decided to deploy 100 more companies of central armed forces in Kashmir Valley immediately.
"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," reads a Home Ministry letter to the state government, copies of which have been also sent to IG(Ops) to CRPF, BSF, ITBP and SSB, for "further information."
The deployment comes even as police arrested JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik and and dozens of Jamaat-e-Islami leaders during the night.
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