Security situation in J&K has improved significantly: MHA in Rajya Sabha

'Terror incidents have declined from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021’
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Srinagar, Dec 07: Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai on Wednesday said the government has a policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and that security situation has improved significantly in Jammu and Kashmir. 

News agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported that Rai, while informing the Rajya Sabha, said there has been substantial decline in terror incidents from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021. 

"14 persons belonging to minorities including 3 Kashmiri Pandits have been killed in J&K since January, 2022 till 30th November, 2022," he said.

He also said there were certain media reports of Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti highlighting their security concerns.

"Various measures have been taken by the government to protect the lives of minorities which include group security in the form of static guards, day and night area domination, round the clock Nakas at strategic points, patrolling and speculative Cordon and Search Operations (CASOs), security arrangements through appropriate deployment,” he said. 

He added a robust security and intelligence grid is in place in J&K to thwart any attempt at the hands of the terrorists.

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