Improving Security Situation in Jammu and Kashmir
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy, in a written reply to a question regarding the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, in Rajya Sabha today, said that the Government has adopted a policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism and security forces are taking effective and continuous action in countering terrorism as a result of which a large number of terrorists have been neutralized in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the past few years.
The details of incidents of terrorist violence, civilian killed and security personnel killed in Jammu and Kashmir during last year and current year (upto 17th November, 2019) are as under: –
|Year||Terrorist incidents||Civilian Killed||Security personnel killed|
|2019 (upto 17thNovember)||594||37||79|
Elaborating on the multi-pronged approach adopted by the Government to contain cross-border infiltration, the Minister said that this includes multi-tiered deployment along the International Border / Line of Control, border fencing, improved intelligence and operational coordination, equipping Security Forces with advanced weapons and taking pro-active action against infiltrators.
Attempts of infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir during last year and current year (upto October, 2019) are as under: –
|Year||Infiltration attempts||Net infiltration|
|2019 (upto October)||171||114|
The Minister also said that the Government has sanctioned construction of 14,460 bunkers, to mitigate the hardships being faced by people living on IB/LoC, due to cross border firing.
The details of incidents of ceasefire violations/cross border firings, civilians killed and security personnel killed in Jammu and Kashmir during last year and current year (upto October, 2019) are as under: –
|Year||Incidents of ceasefire violations/cross border firings||Civilian Killed||Security personnel killed|
|2019 (upto October)||2753||15||17|
The Minister added that as per the report of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, since 05-08-2019, no person has died due to police firing in law and order related incidents. He noted that during the same period, 3 security force personnel and 17 civilians have been killed in terror-related incidents while 129 persons got injured.
Ministry of Home Affairs
[Press Release dt. 27-11-2019]