70 percent decline in terrorism in J&K after Article 370 abrogation: Amit Shah

Jammu, Jan 25 (UNI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that terrorism was reduced by 70 percent after abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

“There is a 70 per cent decline in terrorism, 81 per cent dip in civilian killings and 48 per cent decline in killings of security forces in J&K,” said Shah virtually addressing a gathering in Jammu after e-inaugurating the 100 E-buses for Jammu.

“J&K is witnessing a new dawn of peace, prosperity and development,” he added and said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendera Modi, Panchayat Raj System established in J&K and at present delimitation is being conducted to ensure proper reservation to the left out sections.

The Home Minister also said that there was zero stone pelting incident in 2020 in Jammu and Kashmir while organised protests have also ended.

“In 2010, 112 people were killed in stone pelting and in 2020, the figure is zero,” he said.

Shah stated that infrastructure building, smooth schooling and development is touching new heights in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Stones have been replaced with the laptops in the hands of J&K youth,” the Minister added.

He said that complete transparency is being adopted in recruitment process, adding, “noose has been tightened on terror financing and the properties of terrorists and their supporters are being sealed and attached and many terrorist outfits are being banned.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha along with administrative officers attended the function in Jammu.

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