CAPF companies to stay in IOK on Amarnath’s security pretext » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, May 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, most of the additional companies of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), which were brought to Kashmir for sham Lok Sabha election duty, have been asked to remain in the territory on the pretext of security of Amarnath yatris.

A senior official said most of the CAPF companies are still stationed in the Valley even as the Lok Sabha polls concluded in the Valley. The 46 days’ annual yatra would begin on July 1.

The Hindu devotees from across India visit the Amarnath cave, located in the mountains of Pahalgam in Chadanwari, for pilgrimage every year.

According to an official, about 400 additional companies were brought to the valley for parliamentary elections duty. They were deployed in all five phases of polls in the Valley.

Besides, there are around 50,000 CAPF personnel already stationed in the valley.

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