Jammu: Amid fears of another summer of riots and violence, the Jammu and Kashmir government has requisitioned additional forces from New Delhi to provide security during the upcoming Amarnath pilgrimage.
The state has asked for nearly 70 companies, or an estimated 7,000 personnel, for security of the pilgrims, official sources told IANS on Friday.
This would be in addition to the forces that the state has spared for the pilgrimage that starts on June 29.
The forces would have to be deployed from the first week of June....more
10:36 AM, Apr 29, 2011