Delhi to send additional forces to Kashmir

New Delhi has decided to send nearly 2000 Central paramilitary force personnel to violence-hit Kashmir Valley, while another 3,200, currently based in the state, will be redeployed in trouble-torn areas.

The additional forces are being sent following a request from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to the Centre to help tackle the situation in the Valley, which has been hit by a fresh wave of protests, reported PTI.

Official sources said 19 companies (1,900 personnel) of Central paramilitary forces will reach Kashmir Valley within a day or two from outside the state. Youth killed in fresh Kashmir clashes 32 companies (3,200 personnel) currently posted in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir will be redeployed in the trouble-torn 10 districts of the Kashmir Valley.

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