Terrorist violence in J&K declined significantly after the revocation of Article 370 : Government

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, PM Modi repeated his vision for the development of the northeast region.

The government on Tuesday said that the terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir are declining faster. Since the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, terrorist violence has been comparatively decreasing year by year.

Speaking at the parliamentary session in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister for Home G Kisan Reddy said that the number of terror incidents has been declined by 350 in a year. He said that in 2019, 594 terrorist cases were reported whereas, in 2020, 244 terrorist incidents were reported.

The Indian armed forces are actively watching terrorist activities. According to State Minister Reddy, 157 terrorists were killed in 2019 whereas in 2020 armed forces killed 221 terrorists.

In a written reply to the Parliament, Reddy said that in 2021, 15 terrorist incidents were reported, in which eight terrorists were killed.

The minister also stated that 33 security personnel and six civilians were killed in a terrorist attack in 2020 comparing to 27 security personnel and five civilians killed in 2019.

"After the abrogation of Article 370, the number of terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir has reduced significantly," Reddy said.

After the abrogation of Article 370, the Indian armed forces have increased the search operations. The State Minister said that the government has adopted a 'zero-tolerance policy' to deal with terrorists and the Center has taken various steps such as the strengthening of security apparatus, strict action against anti-national elements, and intensified police administration and search operations to maintain law and order in Jammu and Kashmir.