Jammu & Kashmir has seen drop in number of terrorist incidents since 2019
There is a policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism, the Ministry of Home Affairs has said
The number of terrorist incidents in Jammu & Kashmir has fallen after 2019, when Article 370 was abrogated and the erstwhile state became a Union Territory (UT).
The number dropped by 59% during 2020 as compared to 2019. There was a 32% fall in the number of terrorist incidents upto June 2021 in comparison with the corresponding period upto June 2020.
Providing the official figures in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said the government had adopted a policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism.
The measures taken in this regard include strengthening of the 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.
The security forces also keep a close watch on persons who attempt to provide support to terrorists and initiate action against them, Rai said. The Government has continuously encouraged policies to mainstream the youth, including providing employment opportunities to wean them away from militancy, he pointed out in the reply.
Adequate strength of armed forces are deployed in Jammu and Kashmir for augmenting the Counter Insurgency (CI) grid, strengthening internal security and maintaining law & order.
Shops and business establishments, public transport, Government Offices, educational and health institutions, etc. are functioning normally in UT of Jammu and Kashmir, the minister added.