New Delhi More than 10,000 soldiers of the Central Armed Police Force deployed in Jammu and Kashmir are about to be recalled. The decision has been taken by the Union Home Ministry after reviewing the deployment of the Central Armed Police Forces and CAPF in the Union Territories. The Central Government has issued an order saying that about 10,000 paramilitary forces personnel will be immediately withdrawn from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Deployment was done as a precaution
Actually, the army was deployed in Jammu and Kashmir as a precaution in the month of August last year. When the Center abolished the special status of the state and divided it into two union territories.
While issuing the order on behalf of the Union Home Ministry, it has been said that “It has been ordered that it has been decided to withdraw 100 CAPF camps from Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect and return to their respective places.”
100 companies of CAPF will return
According to the order, out of 100 companies, 40 will be of Central Reserve Police Force and 20 each of Central Industrial Security Force, Border Security Force and Sashastra Seema Bal. Companies will now go wherever they were stationed before being shifted to Jammu and Kashmir. In May, the Home Ministry withdrew 10 CAPF companies from Jammu and Kashmir. A CAPF company has an operational capacity of about 100 personnel.
Before the removal of Section 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, the Central Government had deployed a large number of security forces in view of a potential threat. Which has now been decided to be removed gradually. Other precautionary measures in Jammu and Kashmir included a ban on large ceremonies, withdrawal of phone and internet services and banning the imprisonment of hundreds of political leaders.