Shinde to visit JK on October 13
‘71 Companies Of CRPF Deployed In The State During September’
New Delhi, Oct 10: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will visit Jammu and Kashmir on October 13 to review the security situation there. This would be his second visit to the state after assuming charge as Home Minister. Shinde recently visited the desert districts of Leh and Kargil.
Confirming the visit to the state, Shinde said here on Wednesday that one of the prime objectives of his visit is to review the security scenario in the face of reports of “fresh efforts by militant groups to foment trouble.”
He said 71 additional companies of CRPF were deployed in the J&K during September this year on the request of the state government.
“Apart from Srinagar, I will also visit Jammu and some posts on the border located in the areas which are prone to infiltration. The prime objective of my visit is to evaluate as to how the efforts aimed at increasing infiltration are taking place amidst reports of a common factor active on both the fronts.” Shinde said. Shinde admitted that there were reports of some kind of linkage in efforts being made in Punjab and Kashmir to restart militant activities. “We have reports that some efforts are being made by certain vested interests in this regard.” However, he refused to divulge any further details on the common linkage between militancy related factors in the two border-states.
Earlier, replying to a question he said that the Home Ministry has also received reports about efforts being made to revive militancy in Punjab. The issue has gained currency after the recent attack on Lt General K S Brar who was in the fore-front during Operation Blue Star.
The Home Minister referred to a memorial being built to commemorate the memory of those killed during the Operation Blue Star and said that those organizations undertaking this work should do some self-introspection. “This country has suffered so much that is why one has to introspect,” he observed.
Meanwhile, Shinde further said that 20 additional companies of CRPF were deployed in the J&K on September 14 and another 51 companies were deployed on September 21 on the request of the state government.
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