Srinagar:: Union home ministry has called for an urgent deployment of hundred more companies of central armed forces in Kashmir.
“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,” read a Home Ministry letter to the state government, copies of which have been also sent to IG(Ops) to CRPF, BSF, ITBP and SSB.
The fresh call for deployment comes amid a crackdown on Jama’at-e-Islami ahead of the hearing on Article 35A in the Supreme Court which is likely to take place on Monday.
Dozens of Jama’at leaders were detained during a night raid in the Kashmir valley. JKLF chief Yasin Malik was also arrested last night from his Maisuma residence.