Article 370 abrogation: Terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir cut back as much as 54%


New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday (September 16, 2020) acknowledged that the terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir have diminished as much as 54% because the abrogation of Article 370.

The Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy in Rajya Sabha mentioned that there have been 211 terrorist-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir between August 5, 2019, and September 9, 2020, in comparison with 455 incidents reported between the identical interval in 2018 and 2019.

“No major terror attack took place in the hinterland of the country during the period from August 5, 2019, to September 9, 2020,” mentioned the Minister.

Notably, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on August 5, 2019, had introduced the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A in Parliament, which resulted within the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

As per Reddy, the Government has adopted a coverage of zero tolerance in direction of terrorism and has taken numerous measures, equivalent to strengthening of safety equipment, strict enforcement of regulation in opposition to anti-national components, intensified cordon and search operations to successfully cope with the challenges posed by the terrorist organisations. 

“Security forces keep a close watch on persons who attempt to provide support to terrorists and initiate action against them,” acknowledged Reddy.

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Reddy additionally gave the main points of infiltration by Pakistani militants in Jammu and Kashmir over the past two years and the present yr as much as July. 

There was 47 variety of estimated infiltration makes an attempt till July 2020 in comparison with 219 in 2019 and 328 in 2018. The variety of estimated web infiltration until July 2020 was recorded at 28, whereas it was 141 in 2019 and 143 in 2018.

The Minister additionally mentioned that 45 civilians had been killed together with 49 safety personnel in terrorist-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir. 

He acknowledged that in an effort to result in general improvement for the good thing about folks of Jammu and Kashmir, PM Modi had introduced a package deal of Rs 80,068 crores below PMDP-2015 which consists of 63 main improvement tasks within the highway sector, energy era and transmission, well being infrastructure, the institution of two AIIMS, IITs, IIMs and tourism-related tasks and so forth. 

“These projects are at various stages of implementation and training and employment opportunities for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir are also provided under many schemes such as HIMAYAT and PMKVY,” opined Reddy.

“In order to mainstream the youth, special emphasis is being given to Watan Ko Jano program, student exchange program, sports as well as civic action program of CAPFs,” added the Minister.

Reddy additionally asserted that the Islamic State terrorists are most lively within the southern states of the nation including that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered 17 circumstances associated to the presence of the IS in Telangana, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, He mentioned that the NIA has additionally arrested 122 accused individuals. 

“The NIA investigations have revealed that the IS is most active in Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir,” mentioned Reddy.