Drop in incidents of infiltration and terrorist attacks in J&K, left-wing extremism across country: MHA - watsupptoday.com
Drop in incidents of infiltration and terrorist attacks in J&K, left-wing extremism across country: MHA
Posted 01 Dec 2021 05:13 PM

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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said that incidents of infiltration and terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir have decreased significantly since 2018 and there has been a remarkable drop in the number of left-wing extremism across the country. A total of 143 incidents of infiltration took place in 2018 and only 28 infiltration incidents were recorded till November 2021. In 2018, J&K had reported 417 terrorist incidents and this number came down to 244 this November.

MoS Nityanand Rai also announced that an ex-gratia amount of Rs 1 lakh has been paid to the next of the kin of civilians killed in terrorism-related violence under the existing scheme of the J&K government. In addition, Rs 5 lakhs will be given under a separate Central scheme, he added. Blaming Left-wing extremists for indulging in opportunistic attacks on security forces and also targeting the civilian population and public property, the MHA said that the incidents of Left-wing extremism came down by 70 per cent from an all-time high of 2,258 incidents in 2009 to 665 in 2020. Only 53 districts across 9 states reported left-wing extremists’ related violence as compared to 76 districts across 10 States in 2013, the MHA added.

In a reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on the safety of Kashmiri Pandita, the MHA said that around 115 KP families living in Kashmir moved to Jammu last month. The MHA did not mention terror as the reason behind this movement and said that most of these families are government employees, many of whom move to Jammu in winter as part of the movement of officials and winter vacation in education institutions. On the presence of Afghan nationals in India, Nityanand Rai said that visas of 4,557 Afghans currently staying in the country have been extended. As of 24th November, 200 ‘e-Emergency X-Misc visas’ have been issued, he added.

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