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Article 35A to go, forces deployed to control law and order situation: Report

Article 35A to go, forces deployed to control law and order situation: Report
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Srinagar: Government of India has decided to abrogate Article 35A of constitution of India that defines the permanent residents of state of Jammu and Kashmir, the additional forces are being moved in to state to control any untoward development.

According to a National Herald report the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, during his recent visit to valley has discussed the fallout of the development will all the concerned law enforcement agencies.

“The countdown for the removal of the controversial Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir has started,” the report quoted sources inside the government.

The Centre has decided to move 10,000 additional paramilitary troops there to address the likely fallout of the move on the ground

Over 450 companies of CAPFs (40,000 troops) are already deployed for the security of the ongoing Amarnath Yatra and other security related duties in the Valley at present.

“All sensitive installations, including the airport, radio station, Doordarshan Kendra, essential services like hydro-power generation projects, power grid stations, water supplies, hospitals, paramilitary camps and the state police offices down to the level of police stations and police posts are getting additional paramilitary deployments for extraordinary security cover.

“The Army would stand by for any assistance the civil administration might require to maintain law and order,” sources said.

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