Drop in Terrorist Activities after scrapping of special status to Jammu and Kashmir

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New Delhi: After 5 August 2019, with the scrapping of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution, the number of terrorist incidents, stone pelting cases registered, civilians killed and security force personnel martyred in terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir have reduced significantly.

This was stated in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Monday 21 September 2020 by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy.

 Before 5 August, 2019 from 7 July 2018 to 4 August 2019 (393 days)After 5 August, 2019 from 5 August 2019 to 31 August 2020 (393 days)
No. of terrorist incidents443206
Number of stone pelting cases registered703310
Civilians killed in terrorist incidents5445
Security forces martyred in terrorist incidents12549

The Minister told the House that the Government has adopted a policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism and has taken various measures, such as strengthening of security apparatus, strict enforcement of law against anti-national elements, intensified cordon and search operations to effectively deal with the challenges posed by the terrorist organisations. While keeping a close watch on persons who attempt to provide support to terrorists and initiating action against them, other steps by Law enforcing agencies include enhanced interaction between police and public at various levels, sharing of intelligence inputs on real time basis amongst all security forces operating in Jammu and Kashmir, intensified area domination of militancy affected areas by deployment of additional Nakas and patrolling by security forces etc.

In order to bring about overall development for the benefit of people of Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister had also announced a package of Rs. 80,068 Crores under PMDP-2015. This package consists of 63 major development projects in Road sector, Power generation and transmission, health infrastructure, establishment of 2 AIIMS, IITs, IIMs and tourism related projects etc. These projects are at various stages of implementation. Training and employment opportunities for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir are also provided under many schemes such as HIMAYAT and PMKVY.

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

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