In the wake of the recent spate of killings of migrant workers government of India has ordered the deployment of an additional 5,000 troops of the central paramilitary forces in Jammu and Kashmir
The Telegraph newspaper quoting sources in Union home ministry reported the decision to deploy an additional 50 companies was taken considering the present situation in the Valley.
“The security situation in the wake of the latest civilian killings in Kashmir is very challenging. An additional 50 companies of the paramilitary forces are being deployed to help J-K police maintain law and order and undertake counter-terror operations,” a ministry official said.
Of the 50 companies, 30 are being deployed in Srinagar alone, the official said.
About a dozen civilians, seven of them non-Muslim, were killed in October in the deadliest spurt in violence the Valley has witnessed in years. Five of the dead were migrant workers. One of the 12 civilians killed was a prominent Kashmiri Pandit businessman, Makhan Lal Bindroo.