There has been a decline in terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir and the security situation has also improved in the Union Territory since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019, informed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai, replying to the question of MP Vaiko on whether the state of unrest and militancy increased due to abrogation of Article 370 and downgrade of the State into UT, said, "There has been a decline in terrorist incidents and security situation has improved since August 2019."
The MoS Home further informed the Upper house that there has been a decline in terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir from 2018 to 2021 and said that in the first year, 2018, 417 terrorist incidents were registered in Jammu and Kashmir, and by 2021 (up to November 30), the incidents had reduced to 203.
"Infiltration and abetting of terrorist activities from across the border have affected the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Government has taken various measures which include proactive operations against terrorists, identification and arrest of overground workers of terrorism, action against members of banned/supporters organizations, intensified night patrolling and checking at Nakas, security arrangements through appropriate deployment, coordination meetings amongst security agencies, high level of alertness maintained by the security forces, legal action in cases of terror funding," Rai added in his written reply to Rajya Sabha.