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Rise in Terror Attacks

JULY 19, 2022

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Combating terrorism is a continuous process. The Government has taken various steps in this regard including strengthening of legal framework, streamlining of intelligence mechanism, setting up of National Investigation Agency (NIA) for investigation and prosecution of terror related cases, having various hubs of National Security Guards (NSG), stepping up border and coastal security, modernization of police forces  and  capacity  building of state police forces etc. Due to concerted and coordinated efforts of all the stakeholders terrorism related violence has been contained to a large extent in the country.

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Azadi Ka Amrit Celebrations India

The number of major terrorist incidents, the number of security force personnel martyred and injured and the number of civilians who lost their lives and who were injured in these terrorist incidents in the hinterland of the country and in the Jammu and Kashmir during the last two years  2020 and 2021, is as given below:

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AZADI KA AMRIT CELEBRATIONS IN INDIA

(i)    Hinterland of the country

YearNo. of terrorist incidentsNo. of Security Force personnel MartyredNo. of Security Force personnel injuredNo. of Civilians who lost their livesNo. of Civilians injured
2020
20211

 (ii)  Jammu & Kashmir

YearNo. of terrorist incidentsNo. of Security Force personnel MartyredNo. of Security Force personnel injuredNo. of Civilians who lost their livesNo. of Civilians injured
20202446210637112
2021229421174175

The Government has a policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and the security situation has improved significantly in J&K. There has been substantial decline in terrorist attacks from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021. The Government has taken various measures to normalize the situation in the Kashmir valley. These include a robust security and intelligence grid, proactive operations against terrorists, intensified night patrolling and checking at Nakas, security arrangements through appropriate deployment and high level of alertness maintained by the security forces. Moreover, the Government has taken several steps for all round development of Jammu and Kashmir including implementation of PMDP, 2015, Flagship programmes, establishment of IIT & IIM, two new AIIMS and fast tracking of infrastructure projects in roads, power etc. Besides, a new Central Scheme is being implemented for industrial development of J&K with an outlay of Rs. 28,400 Crores which would provide employment to 4.5 Lakhs persons. Furthermore, the Government had constituted a delimitation Commission, which has notified Orders on 14th March, 2022 and 5th May, 2022 on delimitation of Parliamentary and Legislative Assembly Constituencies of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Thereafter, the Election Commission of India has initiated revision of electoral rolls of voters of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The decision to schedule elections is the prerogative of Election Commission of India. 

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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