More than 21,000 additional central paramilitary forces have been deployed in Jammu and Kashmir for the security of Amarnath yatra and ahead of the first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. “We are well prepared to handle any situation in Kashmir.
We have sent 214 companies of central forces to control any situation which may arise on July 8 and during Amarnath yatra,” union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi told reporters here. A single company of central paramilitary force comprises 100 personnel.
These forces are in addition to the state police forces and those deployed for anti-militancy duties.
Four districts of Jammu and Kashmir—Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Anantnag—have been on the boil since the killing of Burhan in a gunfight with forces on July 8, 2016. Over 80 young men from these areas had taken to arms since the gunfight, official sources from the state had said earlier.
The state government has also announced 10-day holidays for all educational institutions from July 6. (PTI).