Kashmir situation improving, says CRPF chief

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The situation in curfew-bound Kashmir Valley is “improving continuously”, CRPF Director General Durga Prasad said on Monday.

“The situation is improving continuously and our motive is to bring it back to normalcy fast,” Prasad told IANS.

He said 20 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) companies with some 2,500 personnel were deployed along with the Jammu and Kashmir Police all across the valley. “If we need, more personnel can be deployed.”

Asked if there was a specific strategy to control the unrest, Prasad replied: “There is no strategy. We are just ensuring that the situation comes back to normalcy as soon as possible.”

Security forces, including the CRPF and police, have been accused of killing 31 people, mainly the young, during violent street protests since a top militant commander was shot dead on Friday.

The violence has also claimed the life of a police driver.

–IANS

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