Burhan Wani's death and a year of living dangerously

Centre rushes 2,000 additional troops to Kashmir

Last week, about 2,800 CRPF troops were sent to the State. Photo: Nissar Ahmad  

About two thousand additional Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troops are being rushed to the violence-hit Kashmir Valley.

Official said that a total of 20 companies are being rushed to the Valley. Last week, about 2,800 CRPF troops were sent to the State.

They said the reinforcements will be deployed to further enhance security arrangements in the Valley, where the outbreak of violence — following the death of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani — has left many dead and over 3,100 injured.

“Some of the fresh units will exclusively render the task of road opening parties in order to secure the movement of security forces convoys,” a senior official said.

Curfew remained in force in Kashmir and life was paralysed for the ninth day on Sunday.

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