Significant decline in militant activities, stone pelting and security personnel deaths: MHA

Srinagar, Sept 21: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday said there has been a significant decline in militant activities, stone pelting and civilian and security personnel deaths in militancy related activities.

MP Anil Desia posed a query on which Minister of State (MoS) Home Affaris G Kishan Reddy said that number of such incidents has taken a hit after the abrogation of Article 370 by the Centre.

“After August 5, 2019, the number of militant incidents, stone-pelting cases registered, civilians and security force personnel killed in militant related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir have reduced significantly”, the reply read.

According to the data provided by the MoS, Home Affairs, from August 7, 2018, to August 4, 2019, the number of subversive incidents witnessed had been 443, as compared to just 206 post-August 5, 2019.

Similarly, the number of stone-pelting cases registered too fell from 703 in the earlier phase to 310. The toll of civilian life lost fell from 54 to 45 and the number of security personnel killed has also fallen from 125 to 49 in this time frame.

Article 370 was revoked last year and the Government of India (GoI) also bifurcated the erstwhile state into two Union Territories – Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. (KNS)

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