Centre spends Rs 3583 cr since 1989 on JK security: MHA report
Srinagar, Apr 12: A report released by Ministry of Home Affairs has revealed that central government has spent Rs 3,583 crore in Jammu and Kashmir for security related expenditure from 1989 to 2011.
The 374-page report states that Central Government in coordination with State Government had adopted a multi-pronged approach to stop cross-border infiltration by adopting various strategies. “The strategies include strengthening of border management and multi-tiered and multimodal deployment along international border and Line of Control.”
According to the report other strategies include: “Construction of border fencing, improved technology, weapons and equipments for forces, improved intelligence and operational coordination; and synergizing intelligence flow to check infiltration and pro-active action against militants within the state.”
“The Government in October, 2010 approved an eight point plan to bring peace in the State. This includes appointment of interlocutors for sustained dialogue; release of students and youth detained for stone pelting; review the cases of all the detainees booked under Public Safety Act (PSA), review the deployment of forces in the Kashmir valley, ex-gratia relief to the families of the deceased persons at Rs 5 lakh per person killed in the civil disturbances since June 11, 2010; appointment of Special Task Forces to examine developmental needs of Jammu and Ladakh regions,” the report states.
“Rs 100 crore was released by the Government of India to the State Government from the budget head, Security Related Expenditure (Relief & Rehabilitation) in three installments vide orders dated October 17, 2008, March 23, 2009 and October 15, 2009 to settle 2,000 militancy related pending compassionate appointment cases by way of providing cash compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the relatives of the civilians killed in militancy related incidents,” it states,
“There has been a perceptible decline in the number of militancy related incidents and casualties both civilian as well as force personnel in 2011 compared to last year in Jammu and Kashmir,” the report adds.
The annual report reveals that during the year 2011 Kashmir Valley was free of any major law and order disturbance of the nature seen in 2010. “From January to December 2011 infiltration attempts have shown downward trend compared to the corresponding year of 2010. The number of infiltration attempts from Jan-Dec 2011 is 247 compared to 489 during the same period in 2010, a decline of 49.5 per cent,” it states.
“In 2004, 537 infiltration attempts were reported followed 597 bids in 2005. Nearly 573 attempts were carried out in 2006 and in 2007 as many as 535 attempts were reported. In 2008 at least 342 attempts were carried out with 485 bids in the year 2009. At least 489 attempts were reported in 2010 while as rate in 2011 decreased to 247,” the report states.
It states that Government had adopted various counter militancy strategies to neutralize the militancy. Policies have been adopted bring the youth into mainstream and keep them away from the secessionist tendencies.
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