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

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New Delhi:  The number of militancy incidents in Jammu and Kashmir during a period of 841 days after Article 370 was revoked dipped to 496 from the 843 cases reported in a same span of time prior to the abrogation, the government informed Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.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 militancy incidents were reported in Jammu and Kashmir in which 86 civilians and 78 army personnel were killed.

“During the period August 05, 2019 to November 22, 2021 (841 days after the abrogation), 496 terrorists incidents have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir in which 79 civilians and 45 army personnel have been killed,” he said.

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

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