Violence down, infiltration attempts up since nullification of Article 370
New Delhi : Incidents of terrorist violence have shown a sharp decline in Kashmir since the nullification of Article 370 in the state, but with this, the number of infiltration attempts has gone up, junior home minister G Kishan Reddy informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
“During the 115 day period from 5th August 2019 till 27th November 2019, there have been 88 such incidents as compared to 106 such incidents from 12th April 2019 till 4th August 2019,” Reddy said in a written answer placed before the lower house.
The number of infiltration attempts from across the border increased. During the 88-day period from 5 August 2019 to 31st October 2019, 84 such attempts took place, against 53 infiltration attempts from 9 May 2019 to 4 August 2019. “Correspondingly, estimated net infiltration has increased from 32 to 59 during the above period,” the statement said.
He also mentioned that the agencies keep getting inputs about terrorist outfits planning to enter the Indian soil with their sad motives.
“Based on these inputs and past history of cross border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, all necessary precautions and preventive steps including Cordon and Search Operations (CASO) are undertaken by the security forces in a proactive manner to flush out terrorists and 157 terrorists have been neutralized during the year 2019 so far,” he said.
The Centre had nullified Article 370 of the Indian constitution on August 5.