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More attempts to infiltrate and less terrorist incidents: Goverment

Union minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said in Lok Sabha that the security forces neutralised 157 terrorists in 2019 so far. "The incidents of terrorist violence have declined after August 5. During the 115 day period from August 5 till November 27, there have been 88 such incidents as compared to 106 such incidents from April 12 till August 4.

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Last Updated: Dec 04, 2019, 07.14 AM IST
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NEW DELHI: Infiltration attempts from across the border increased after the dilution of Article 370 but the number of terrorist incidents declined in Jammu and Kashmir, Union minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. He also said that security forces neutralised 157 terrorists since the beginning of 2019.

“The incidents of terrorist violence have declined after August 5. During the 115 day period from August 5 till November 27, there have been 88 such incidents as compared to 106 such incidents from April 12 till August 4,” the minister said in a written reply. “On the other hand there has been increase in the number of infiltration attempts from across the border.

During the 88 day period from August 5 till October 31, there have been 84 such attempts as against 53 such attempts from May 9 till August 4, 2019. Correspondingly, estimated net infiltration has increased from 32 to 59 during the above period,” he said.

Reddy said as per the report of the government of J&K, 19 civilians including non-Kashmiri labourers were killed in terror-related incidents since August 5. He said security agencies continue to receive inputs about the intention of terrorist groups that are supported and sponsored from across the border, to indulge in terrorist attacks and breach of security in J&K.
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