Govt breaks silence on additional troops’ deployment

Calculated response to ‘needs’ of security grid, says Advisor Kumar
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Breaking its silence on deployment of additional 10,000 troops in Kashmir, which has led to panic in Kashmir, the state government Monday said the move was necessitated in response to the "needs felt by the security grid".

The J&K Governor's advisor on security affairs, K VijayKumar said the deployment was a "deliberate and calculated response to the needof security grid."

"There was an addition or reduction in the security gridowing to our focus on Amarnath Yatra. Therefore, the need arose for little moreforces. It is a part of the plan which is in the pipeline," Kumar said, whiletalking to reporters on sidelines of a function. "There are so many thingshappening on social media. For us to react to everything will give strength tothese people (rumour mongers)," he said.

Kumar said there was "rumour mongering" on the social media,in response to the orders issued by the government.

"If somebody is causing panic or rumour on social media,then I shouldn't be countering it as it won't be proper. But all I am trying tosay is what is the source of theses rumours," he said, rejecting the rumorsthat the troops movement in Kashmir was connected to any future announcement.

Asked whether government intends to take action against therumour mongers, he said: "We will examine it."

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