It is a long-pending demand but not fulfilled
CRPF specialised wings:
Rapid Action Force (RAF) is a specialised wing of the CRPF. It deals with communal riots and related civil unrest.
Parliament Duty Group (PDG) is an elite CRPF unit tasked to provide armed protection to Parliament House.
Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) was formed to counter the Naxalite movement .
They are specifically trained in guerrilla warfare. CRPF Commandos are specialised in counter-terrorism, reconnaissance, and sabotage.
They undergo extremely rigorous training for years
Using the noun ‘martyrs’ for the 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who were killed in the recent terror attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on February 14 is not in true spirit. Although politicians and many others are using this term for them, in reality the CRPF has been fighting for long to give the status of ‘martyr (shaheed)’. The CRPF, which came into existence in July 1939, having 243 battalions and various other establishments, is consider India’s largest paramilitary force but if we talk about the facilities provided to it as compared to the Indian Army it’s a great concern. A senior officer of the CRPF said that although in papers, they use the word ‘martyrs’ for our 40 brave personnel who died in the Pulwama attack, in reality they are not honoured with this tag.
He further said that thousands of CRPF personnel are deputed in very insurmountable situations in areas like North-East and Jammu and Kashmir and assisting the states and union territories in police operations to maintain law and order. Sometime they are badly injured and killed, especially in J&K, where they are dealing with adrift youth indulging in stone pelting on them. The CRPF also providing help to the Army. In the north-eastern sector where Maoist are in large number, 95 per cent force consist of the CRPF and fighting with them for safety of civilians. It was further stated that the Central and state governments provide immense financial assistance to the families of soldiers who died in such conditions. Other than this government job to next of kin of the soldier, a piece of land and even petrol pump dealership is also given to a family. But at the same time if any CRPF personnel dies in such circumstances such help is not provided.
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