Terror incidents fell to 88, cross-border infiltration attempts increased post Article 370 revocation: MHA
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Presenting a report on terror attacks in Kashmir post the abrogation of Article 370 of the constitution from the state of Jammu and Kashmir, on August 5 -- now a Union Territory -- the union Home Ministry on Tuesday told the parliament that 88 terror incidents have been recorded in the 115-day period of security lockdown in the Valley.
The data presented by the Home Ministry is for a 115-day period from August 5 to November 27 and equated to around 17 per cent of reduction in the number of terror incidents in the Valley, while the data prior to the abrogation -- from April 4 to August 4 -- showed that 106 terror incidents have been recorded by in the Kashmir Valley.
The report presented in Lok Sabha by minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy in response to questions by four MPs, however, states the data on number of terror attacks but didn’t presented the data on how many people were killed in these attacks before and after the revocation of Article 370, stripping Kashmir of its special status.
The restriction imposed post the August 5 move includes the additional deployment of troops in the Valley, imposition curfew across the Union Territory and shutting down the mobile connectivity and internet services throughout the region. The security lockdown also included the preventive detention of mainstream political leaders of the Valley.
While some of the restrictions have been lifted since then, internet and prepaid mobile services are still blocked in the Valley and most political leaders, including PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, NC supremo Farooq Abdullah among others are still under detentions.
The central government, on the abrogation of Article 370, which has brought it international criticism, meanwhile, said that the preventive lockdown was necessary to prevent any cross-border terrorism and adverse incidents.
The Home Ministry also released the data which shows that there is a sharp increase in cross-border infiltration attempts, which have increased to 84 incidents post the revocation, as compared to 53 in the preceding time period. Successful infiltration attempts, however, have come down from 59 to 32, the home ministry said.
The report also added that due to collaborative efforts of security forces against the terrorists in Kashmir, it has resulted in the death of 157 terrorists in the year 2019.
Posted By: Talib Khan