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Article 370 is repealed: Terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir can be reduced by up to 54%

New Delhi: The Ministry of the Interior (MHA) stated on Wednesday (September 16, 2020) that since the repeal of Article 370, terrorist incidents in Jam and Kashmir have been reduced by as much as 54%.

The Minister of the Interior G Kishan Reddy stated in Rajya Sabha that there were 211 terrorist-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir between August 5, 2019 and September 9, 2020. Incidents, and 455 incidents were reported between the same period in 2018 and 2020. 2019.

The minister said: “From August 5, 2019 to September 9, 2020, no major terrorist attacks occurred in the country’s interior.”

It is worth noting that on August 5, 2019, Federal Minister of the Interior Amit Shah announced the cancellation of Article 370 and Article 35A in the Parliament, which led to the division of Chamu and Kashmir into two federations territory.

According to Reddy, the government has adopted a zero tolerance policy against terrorism and has adopted various measures, such as strengthening security institutions, strictly enforcing laws against anti-state elements, strengthening vigilance and search operations to effectively respond to the challenges faced by terrorists. organization.

Reddy said: “Security forces are closely monitoring those who attempt to provide support to terrorists and take action against terrorists.”

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Reddy also provided detailed information on the infiltration of Pakistani militants in Jammu and Kashmir in the past two years and until July this year.

As of July 2020, there are an estimated 47 penetration attempts, compared with 219 in 2019 and 328 in 2018. As of July 2020, the net penetration is estimated to be 28, compared with 141 in 2019 and 143 in 2018.

The minister also stated that 45 civilians and 49 security personnel were killed in terrorism-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that in order to achieve comprehensive development and benefit the people of Chamu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Modi announced a package of 800.68 billion rupees under the PMDP-2015 plan, which includes 63 major development projects in the fields of roads, power generation and transmission, health Infrastructure, establish two AIIMS, IIT, IIM and tourism-related projects.

Reddy said: “These projects are at various stages of implementation, providing training and employment opportunities for young people in Chah and Kashmir. They also provide employment opportunities under many programs such as HIMAYAT and PMKVY.”

The minister added: “In order to mainstream young people, special emphasis will be placed on CAPF’s Watan Ko Jano plan, student exchange plan, sports and citizenship action plan.”

Reddy also claimed that Islamic State terrorists are most active in the southern states of the country, adding that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been in Telangana, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The state has registered 17 cases related to the existence of the Islamic State. He said that the National Intelligence Agency also arrested 122 defendants.

Reddy said: “Investigations by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration showed that the intelligence system was in Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu. States, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir are the most active.”

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