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Significant Enhancement in J&K Security Situation Post-2019: Ministry of Home Affairs Update in Parliament

Security situation in J&K shows significant improvement post 2019: MoS Home in Parliament

Says Centre continues to follow zero tolerance policy; only 30 security forces personnel killed in 2023, 14 CT Ops took place last year, 73 terrorists killed

Srinagar, Feb 07 (KNO): The Ministry of Home Affairs Wednesday said that the security situation in J&K has significantly improved post 2019 and the Government of India continues with its policy of zero tolerance against terrorism.

In reply to a query related to the security situation in J&K, Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Nityananad Rai said that the security situation has shown a significant improvement since 2019. He stated that in 2019, the number of terrorist initiated incidents were 153 that came down to 126 in 2020, 129 in 2021 and 125 in 2022. “In 2023, only 46 such incidents were reported,” the reply reads as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

He said that in 2019, 102 encounters and counter terror operations took place. “In 2020, 118 such incidents were reported followed by 100 in 2021 and 117 in 2022. In 2023, 48 such incidents were reported in J&K,” the reply reads, adding that as far the civilians killed in terrorist related incidents , 44 were killed in 2019, 38 in 2020, 41 in 2021 and 31 in 2022. “In 2023, only 14 civilians were killed in such incidents,” the reply states.

As far as the security personnel killed, 80 lost their lives in 2019, 63 in 2020, 42 in 2021, 32 in 2022 while only 30 were killed in 2023.

The reply reads that 157 terrorists were killed in 2019, 221 in 2020, 180 in 2021, 187 in 2022 and 73 in 2023—(KNO)

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