No immediate plan to withdraw troops from J&K: Minister

Hyderabad: The Centre has no immediate plans to withdraw security forces from Jammu and Kashmir, where Article 370 has been revoked, in view of the continued tension in the region, Minister of State for Home G Kishan has said.

“Why will we withdraw troops immediately from there when Pakistan is trying to provoke? Pakistan is trying to provoke Kashmiris and disturb the peace so that it can go to international community (to complain). The decision on whether to withdraw or not will be taken by the local administration,” Reddy told PTI when asked whether the centre had any plans to with additional forces.

He said the situation in J&K was peaceful now and Home Minister Amit Shah was regularly monitoring the situation.