Decrease in number of militancy-related incidents in J&K after abrogation of Article 370: Govt

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Militancy related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir dipped by over 41% during a period of 841 days after revocation of Article 370 as compared to the same time span prior to the abrogation, PTI reported.

As per the PTI report, the militancy related cases dipped to 496 from the 843 cases reported in a same time period before Article 370, which gave special status to the erstwhile state, was abrogated, the government informed Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said during April 16, 2017 to August 04, 2019, 843 incidents related to militancy were reported in Jammu and Kashmir in which 86 civilians and 78 army personnel were killed.

During the period August 5, 2019 to November 22, 2021 (841 days after the abrogation), 496 militancy incidents have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir in which 79 civilians and 45 army personnel have been killed, the minister said.

“The overall statistics shows that there has been decline in terrorist attacks on civilians and army in Jammu and Kashmir,” Rai said.

 

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In response to a separate question, Rai informed that during the last 12 months from December 2020 to November 2021 (up to November 26), 14 militants have been apprehended and 165 of them have been killed.

He said during last year, October 2020-21, 32 security forces and 19 Jammu and Kashmir police personnel were “martyred”.

The minister said a total of 251 militancy incidents have been reported between October 2020 and October 2021.

Rai said the incidents of infiltration and militant attacks have decreased significantly since 2018 in Jammu and Kashmir.

In 2018, 143 incidents of ‘Estimated Net Infiltration’ were reported from Jammu and Kashmir which had dipped to 141 in 2019, 51 in 2020 and 28 (up to October 30, 2021, the data provided by the minister in his response showed.

In 2018, 417 militancy incidents were reported in Jammu and Kashmir which had decreased to 255 in 2019, 244 in 2020 and 200 (up to November 21, 2021, it showed.

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