• Nityanand Rai mentioned that Jammu and Kashmir continues to face violence by the hands of terrorists who’re sponsored and supported by parts from throughout the border.

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 06:12 PM IST

Union minister Nityanand Rai instructed the Upper House on Wednesday that at the very least 630 terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir between May 2018 and June 2021. The Union minister of state for house affairs additionally instructed the Rajya Sabha that 400 encounters occurred in the identical time interval which additionally led to the deaths of 85 safety personnel.

In his reply to Congress MP and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh, Nityanand Rai mentioned that Jammu and Kashmir continues to face violence by the hands of terrorists who’re sponsored and supported by parts from throughout the border.

“In 400 encounters, 85 security personnel were martyred and 630 terrorists were killed from May 2018 to June 2021,” Rai mentioned in a written reply. The minister additionally mentioned that the federal government adopted a coverage of zero tolerance in the direction of terrorism. Rai mentioned that the federal government took measures to strengthen the safety equipment, implement strict legal guidelines towards anti-national parts and intensified cordon and search operations to cope with challenges posed by terrorist organisations.

“Security Forces also keep a close watch on persons who attempt to provide support to terrorists and initiate action against them,” Rai additional added. The Union minister additionally mentioned incidents of 664 ceasefire violations and cross border firing in Jammu and Kashmir have been dedicated by Pakistan until June 2021. There have been no experiences of cross-border firing or ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir in March.

Rai additionally instructed the Upper House that 1,948 folks have been arrested and 34 others convicted beneath the stringent anti-terror legislation Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in 2019 in reply to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Tiruchi Siva.

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