Centre considers withdrawal of more forces from J&K
The Centre said it was considering withdrawal of more central para-military forces from J&K.
New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday said it was
considering withdrawal of more central para-military forces
(CPMF) from Jammu and Kashmir as situation in the valley was
Minister of State for Home Gurudas Kamat said while 10
battalions of CPMF were withdrawn from Kashmir during 2009,
further withdrawals were being considered and examined as the
situation in the valley was improving.
The state police is also acquiring better capabilities
and higher numbers of personnel as a result of the capacity
building efforts, he told Lok Sabha in a written reply.
Kamat said deployment of CPMF in Kashmir valley is a
subject of continuous appraisal and review. The force levels
are maintained in order to meet the requirements of the state
government for maintaining law and order.
"It has been the endeavour of the government to reduce
CPMF deployment in a graded manner thereby entrusting more and
more responsibility on the state force for the maintenance of
law and order," he said.
The Minister said all adjustments in the strength of CPMF
in Jammu and Kashmir are made after careful consideration of
all factors, view points and the ground situations.
"Force levels in the Kashmir valley are maintained in
close consultation with the state government," he said.