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Centre to send additional paramilitary forces to Kashmir

delhi Updated: Aug 03, 2010 11:49 IST

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The Centre 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.

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.

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.