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Kashmir unrest: 2,600 more paramilitary personnel rushed to valley

india Updated: Aug 22, 2016 21:30 IST
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BSF jawans stand guard during curfew in Srinagar on Monday. (PTI)

In the wake of continuous unrest in the Kashmir Valley, the Centre on Monday rushed 2,600 additional paramilitary forces to Jammu and Kashmir.

Twenty-six companies (100 personnel in each company) of the Border Security Force (BSF) are being dispatched to trouble-torn areas in the state for maintaining law and order, official sources said.

These forces are being drawn from Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Bengal and they are expected to reach the Valley in a day or two.

Read: Protests erupt in curfew-bound Srinagar over youth’s death

Besides, an additional 30 companies of the force are also expected to be sent to the state in next few days after their withdrawal from the Amarnath Yatra duties, sources said.

The Kashmir valley has been witnessing unrest after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani 45 days ago.

As many as 65 people including two police personnel have been killed and several thousands injured in the clashes that began on July 9.