Demonetisation has not much effect on terror activities in JK

Demonetisation has not much effect on terror activities in JK

Demonetisation appeared to have not much effect on militant activities in Jammu and Kashmir while the  government had some success on Naxal and north-east insurgency front.

The Ministry of Home Affairs informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday that the security situation in the country has shown improvement post demonetisation while acknowledging that the terror incidents have gone up in Jammu and Kashmir this year in comparison to last year.

At the same time, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir also said, that stone pelting incidents in Kashmir have reduced considerably.

According to Ahir, there were 341 terror incidents in Kashmir between November 1, 2016, to October 31, 2017 as against 311 during the same period in the previous year.

While Kashmir saw an increase, on the naxal front there was a decline. As against 1,078 incidents from Nov 1, 2015 to October 31, 2016, there were only 857 incidents of Maoist violence in the past one year.

There were 323 militancy-related incidents in the north-east between November 1, 2016, to October 31, 2017 in comparison to 507 in the same period of the previous year, Ahir said.

In Maoist areas, Rs 90 lakh have been seized from Maoist cadres or supporters since demonetisation while 564 cadres and sympathisers have surrendered. "The North-East insurgency activities are at low ebb in many states," he added.

To another question, Ahir said there were 771 ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control upto December 10 this year and 110 on International Border till November. During the same period last year, the ceasefire violations on LoC was 228 and 221 on International Border.

Twelve civilians, 14 Army personnel and 4 BSF personnel were killed in these ceasefire violations, he said.

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