On Thursday, during a search, 174 and 150 battalion teams of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) prevented a major conspiracy of Naxalites on Jagargunda Road, Chhattisgarh. The CRPF team founded a 20kg Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by the Maoists. The team destroyed the IED which resulted in the forming of a large crater. The CRPF tweeted on the matter and congratulated the teams for avoiding a planned attack.
Search, Identify, Recover, Destroy: Teams of #174Bn and #150Bn #CRPF found a 20Kg Improvised Explosive device (IED) planted by the Maoists on Jagargunda Road, Chhattisgarh. #CRPF team destroyed the IED which formed a large crater. Kudos to the teams for averting a planned attack. pic.twitter.com/RIMbwITEGw— 🇮🇳CRPF🇮🇳 (@crpfindia) September 13, 2019
A couple of days earlier, in a video that was recorded in downtown Srinagar that defies the fearmongering that has been carried out by vested interests over the state of affairs, kids were seen playing an enthusiastic game of street cricket with CRPF Jawans. The video was recorded on September 9 in Bohri Kadal, Srinagar and accessed by Republic TV's Jammu Bureau Chief Tejinder Singh Sodhi. CRPF Assistant Commandant Kashyap Kadagattur, who was playing with the kids, said, “I saw kids playing cricket and joined them. It was fun playing and sharing my cricket experience with talented kids.”
The video captures the essence of the CRPF's efforts to ensure normalcy in the lives of Kashmiris since the abrogation of Article 370, following which there has also been a parallel agenda to disturb the peace, or portray that effect. Nothing exemplifies the CRPF's endeavours more than the Madadgaar programme which has been aiding the people of Kashmir since August 5 by providing them with necessary supplies like medicines and food. They have handled more than 34,000 calls from which the majority of calls were enquiries about the well-being of families and relatives living in Kashmir. The CRPF team has personally visited the houses of people to establish contact between the caller and the family, while communications have been restricted in light of Pakistan's use of social media to worsen the situation. In testimonial videos, Kashmiris have spoken about how the Madadgaar has helped them, particularly in matters related to their health and welfare.