Security beefed up in Kashmir ahead of August 15

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10/23/2001 8:06 PM

A security blanket has been thrown around vital installations and checking intensified across Kashmir Valley ahead of 15th August to thwart any attempt by militants to disrupt the official functions. The tightened security arrangements were made in the wake of surge in infiltration attempts and ceasefire violations from across the border and escalation in militant activities in the Valley, officials said Wednesday.

The Bakshi Stadium, the main venue of the I-Day function in Jammu and Kashmir, was virtually sealed by a large contingent of police and CRPF personnel, while special check points have been set up at various places within the city and its outskirts, especially the entry points leading to the capital.