42 computer decline in locals becoming a member of terror outfits in J&Ok since August 5 final 12 months: MHA

Mukesh Ranjan

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 3

The recruitment of native youths in Jammu & Kashmir by terror outfits has come down by practically 42 per cent for the reason that particular provisions beneath Article 370 was abrogated and the erstwhile state was bifurcated into two Union Territories, says officers within the Ministry of Home Affairs, quoting figures supplied by the intelligence companies.

The officers mentioned throughout the one-year interval previous to August 5, 2019, round 172 locals joined totally different terrorist teams however after August 5, 2019, so far, recruitment of such weak lowered by round 42 per cent (from 172 to 100).

The Ministry added that makes an attempt to infiltrate into India alongside the Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir had additionally seen a lowering pattern, as towards 241 such incidents earlier 12 months, there have been solely 162 throughout the interval between August 5, 2019, and so far.

Sharing a complete evaluation of the information gathered from varied companies for the reason that constitutional modifications had been made final 12 months, the MHA officers mentioned: “It established a fact that separatists, who used to give the call for strikes in Kashmir now and then, are in complete disarray. The trend is the result of the government’s continued crackdown on them and seizing their bank accounts and attaching assets allegedly amassed through terror funds.”

The officers mentioned after the arrest of two predominant separatist leaders — Yasin Malik of the JKLF for his alleged involvement in a 1990 case of gunning down IAF personnel, and Shahbir Shah of the JKDFP in a 2007 cash laundering case — there was hardly any bandh name over the last one 12 months.

The sale of medical seats in Pakistan by separatist leaders additionally got here to the fore throughout final 12 months, the officers mentioned, including that it left the general public at massive disgruntled.

Further giving the statistics of the declining pattern of violence, the officers mentioned there have been 532 incidents of stone-pelting in 2018, 389 in 2019 and 102 in 2020. The incidents of stone-pelting had been down by 27 per cent in 2019 compared to 2018 and 73 per cent in 2020, they added.

“A total of 583 militants were arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in 2018, 849 in 2019 and 444 in 2020,” the Ministry mentioned, including: “58 Hurriyat leaders were also detained in 2018, 70 in 2019 and six in 2020 while 29 activists of the banned Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) were detained in 2019 and eight in 2020.”

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