For the first time, women personnel of the CRPF were deployed for security duties on I-Day in Lal Chowk and adjoining areas here.
Dressed in the camouflage combat uniform, the gun-toting women personnel of the paramilitary force were deployed in Kothibagh police station area, mainly comprising the commercial hub of Lal Chowk and surrounding areas.
“We are from the 232 Battalion of CRPF. We have been in law and order as well as security related duties before… So this is nothing new for us,” said a woman constable of the CRPF, deployed at Lambert Lane on Residency Road.
She said they do not feel any lesser than their male colleagues as they all undergo the same training.
The women CRPF personnel had arrived in the Valley as part of security arrangements for the Amarnath yatra, which was cancelled at the last moment in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic. Meanwhile, stringent security arrangements were made in and around Srinagar city for I-Day function.