Says 3 Kashmiri Pandits Among 14 Minorities Killed In Jammu & Kashmir In 2022
Srinagar- The Government has a policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and the security situation has improved significantly in Jammu and Kashmir with a substantial decline in terrorist attacks from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said Wednesday.
Rai said 180 terrorists, 31 security personnel and 31 civilians were also killed in J&K in 123 terrorist incidents this year so far.
“14 persons belonging to minorities including three Kashmiri Pandits have been killed in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir since January, 2022 till November 30, 2022,” he said replying to a written question.
Rai said there were certain media reports of Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti highlighting their security concerns and 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 among others.
“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 added.
The MoS Home further said that a robust security and intelligence grid is in place in Jammu and Kashmir to thwart any attempt at the hands of the terrorists.
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