Zero militancy in Kargil district

Zero militancy in Kargil district


"No case of militancy has been reported or recorded in Kargil district. It has remained un-effected by the long period of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir", Deputy Commissioner, Kargil, Satesh Nehru said.

The Shia dominated Kargil district, the epicentre of Kargil war, is a strategic area as it is bordered by Pakistan and China on the external front and Kishtwar, Anantnag, Ganderbal and Leh districts on the internal side.

"Despite sharing boundaries with various areas, it does not have crime cases," he said while pointing out that people here are sober, honest and hard-working.

As per the crime data provided by the state home ministry in the state assembly recently, Kargil did not report a single case of dacoity, murder, theft or militancy in the last two years as compared to 22 other districts.

J&K government has given crime-free status to Kargil district.

A senior army official said there has been no infiltration attempt by militants in the area although the district shares a long stretch of border with Pakistan.

"People are very honest and humble and don't have any greed for money. We live in a close knit society", taxi driver Kacho Ali says.

"Our aim is to survive and earn bread and butter for our families. No body goes to police stations.
We solve our disputes amongst ourselves", he said adding "we even don't kill wild animals like snow leaopard and antelopes".

Kargil also has no liquor shops.

After Kargil, Leh is another district which has almost no case of crime. Leh reported only one case of muder, one attempt to murder and two cases of thefts in the last two years.

As per the data, the state witnessed 478 murders, 1709 attempt to murder cases, 3722 thefts and 30 dacoities.

Across the state, 3,722 thefts have been reported.

Baramulla tops the crime chart with 57 murder cases followed by Jammu on the second place with 49 murders. In theft cases, Baramulla tops the chart with 591 thefts followed by Srinagar with 553 cases and Jammu with 369 cases.

As many as 1,953 militancy-related cases were registered across the state in the last two years, it said adding Baramulla district topped the chart with 303 cases.

Bandipore and Kupwara districts in north Kashmir follow with 197 and 187 cases respectively.

Forty-six cases of communal violence were registered during the last two years. While the highest number of 21 cases was registered in Rajouri, Jammu and Kishtwar followed closely with seven and six cases respectively.

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