Ground Report | New Delhi: Additional troops to Jammu and Kashmir; In view of the death of migrant labourers in Jammu and Kashmir, orders have been given to send five thousand additional personnel of paramilitary forces there.
Recently there have been attacks on many migrant laborers in Jammu and Kashmir. Kashmiri Hindus and Sikhs have also been targeted here. Since then the army has been conducting a massive operation against the militants.
Additional troops to Jammu and Kashmir
Telegraph India quoted Home Ministry sources as saying that in view of the current situation in the Union Territory, it has been decided to send additional personnel. A ministry official said, “The security situation in Kashmir remains very challenging due to the recent killings. The Jammu and Kashmir Police have sent 50 companies of paramilitary forces to maintain law and order and assist in counter-insurgency operations.”
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The official said that only 30 out of 50 companies are being sent to Srinagar. “The security situation in Kashmir is very challenging in the wake of the latest civilian killings. An additional 50 companies of paramilitary forces are being deployed to help the Jammu and Kashmir Police maintain law and order and conduct counter-insurgency operations. The official said that out of 50 companies, 30 are being deployed in Srinagar alone.
Nearly a dozen civilians, seven of whom were non-Muslims, were killed in October in the violence in the Valley over the years. Five migrant laborers were among those who died. Makhan Lal Bindu, a prominent Kashmiri Pandit trader, was among the 12 civilians killed.
Dozens of Pandits have fled the Valley following these killings, prompting many to compare the situation to the 1990s. Around 70,000 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have already been deployed for counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir.
The UT also recorded the deaths of 15 soldiers and 12 civilians in various incidents in the month, besides the body of a policeman found under mysterious circumstances in Udhampur, News Agency KNO reported.
- 02 October, Majid Ahmad Gojri a resident of Chattabal Srinagar was killed in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar while as Mohammad Shafi Dar a resident of Batamallo was killed in his locality.
- 05 October, Dr Bindroo Lal a chemist, Virendar Paswan a non local street vendor and Mohammad Shafi Lone president Sumo drivers association Naidkhai were killed in Iqbal Park area, Lal Bazar and Shah Gund Hajin in Bandipora area respectively.
- On 07 October, two teachers namely Deepak Chand and Supindar Kour were killed in Sangam Eidgah area of Srinagar.
- 07 October, a nomad named Parvez Ahmad son of Noor u Din from remote Rajkang, Kashwan, was killed after he allegedly ignored a stop signal by the naka party of 40 battalion at Moonghal area of Anantnag district.
- 16 October, two non local labourers namely Arvind Kumar Shah of Banka Bihar and Sagir Ahmad of Uttar Pradesh (UP) were killed by suspected militants in Eidgah Srinagar and Litter Pulwama respectively.
- October 17, two non local labourers were killed namely Raja Reshi Dev and Joginder Reshi Dev by suspected militants in Wanpoh area of Kulgam district.
- October 24, a civilian named Shahid Ahmad from Nowpora kharpora area of Kulgam district was killed in cross-fire in Babapora area of Zainapora in Shopian district