The CRPF has a massive presence in Kashmir as around one fourth of its total strength is deployed in the region to deal with militancy and law and order situation.
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that in few years there may not be need of CRPF in Jammu and Kashmir and north eastern state. Shah, at the 83rd Raising Day parade of the CRPF in Srinagar’s Maulana Azad Stadium, praised CRPF which is country’s largest paramilitary force. Notably, the CRPF has a massive presence in Kashmir as around one fourth of its total strength is deployed in the region. J&K police, the Army, BSF, ITBP and SSB have also been deployed in Jammu and Kashmir for counter terrorism and law and order duties
“The resolve with which CRPF has been working in Kashmir, Naxal areas and Northeast, I’m confident that within next few years, in all three regions, we may not require use of CRPF and maintain complete peace in three regions. I’m confident. And if it happens, the whole credit goes to CRPF,” he said said.
He further said that CRPF has played an important role in carrying out the polls, which he described as the “festival of democracy”, peacefully across the country. An election is a festival of democracy and a fair election is the soul of a democratic country,” Whenever there is Lok Sabha or assembly elections in India, the CRPF plays an important role in carrying out the polls peacefully across the country.
“Since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved. The biggest achievement in J&K is the immense success that our forces have achieved in controlling terrorism in the state,” added the Home Minister.