Srinagar, Aug 15: Dressed in the camouflage combat uniform, the gun-toting women personnel of the paramilitary force were deployed in the Kothibagh police station area, mainly comprising the commercial hub of Lal Chowk and surrounding areas.
“We are from the 232 Battalion of CRPF. We have been in law and order as well as security related duties before… So this is nothing new for us,” a woman constable of the CRPF, deployed at Lambert Lane on Residency Road, said.
She said they do not feel any lesser than their male colleagues as they all undergo the same training.
The women CRPF personnel had arrived in the Valley as part of security arrangements for the Amarnath yatra, which was cancelled at the last moment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, stringent security arrangements remained in force in and around Srinagar city for I-Day functions after yesterday’s militant attack in Nowgam in which two policemen were killed and another injured.
The officials said all necessary steps were taken to prevent the militants from carrying out any further attacks.