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Nearly 50% drop in terrorist activities in J&K in 4 years: Home Ministry

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: There has been a declining trend in terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, the data produced in the Rajya Sabha by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday showed.

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As per the MHA data, there has been a downfall of almost 50 percent in these cases from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021, according to sources.

“The government has a policy of zero-tolerance against terrorism and there has been a substantial decline in terrorist attacks from 417 in 2018 to 255 in 2019, 244 in 2020 and 229 in 2021,” said Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai presenting the data before the Upper House through a written reply.

He also produced data, which showed the killing of 87 civilians and 99 security personnel by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir between August 5, 2019, and November 2021 in comparison to the killing of 177 civilians and 406 security personnel from May 2014 to August 2019.

Rai further said robust security and intelligence grid is in place to prevent any terrorist attack. “In addition, day and night area domination, round the clock checking at Nakas, patrolling and proactive operations against terrorists are being carried out.”

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The Minister`s response came in reply to a question about the number of civilians and security personnel killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir during the period from August 2019 to November 2021.

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