Security Forces in Valley (Photo Credit: NewsNation)
Jammu Kashmir has registered a drastic decline in the incidents of violence after the abrogation of article 370 last year. Ministry of Home Affairs in a report has said that there is a decline by 35 Percent in the incidents of violence in the valley. The Data says ‘a total of 120 incidents have been reported till July 15 this year while 188 incidents were reported last year.’’
Jammu Kashmir Police says total 178 Militants have been killed in the year 2020 that includes 6 top commanders like Riyaz Naikoo, Junaid Sehrai,and Waleed. MHA says that 15 foreign terrorists were killed in the valley till July 2020 which included nine unidentified and rest were locals. While the biggest victory for security forces is that there are no stone pelting incidents around the encounter sites. Security forces have managed to deal with the problem and there haven’t been any major incidents of violence in the valley after the abrogation of article 370. However, Police says that they enjoy 95 percent support of locals in the valley and soon there will be 100 percent support and peace will prevail in the valley.
IG JK Police Vijay Kumar says, “People of Jammu Kashmir have always supported the security forces. There are only 5-6 percent who are involved in stone pelting". He added further that because of ongoing COVID pandemic, they are unable to engage youths in sport this time, but the process will continue after tahe pandemic era is over. Jammu Kashmir Police say that total 79 youngsters from valley have joined various terror outfits, 38 have been killed and 12 have been arrested. The rest are still active in the valley. Kashmir Police’s Cyber Cell has a big role in bringing down the incidents of law and order. The stone pelting incidents have come down drastically after the cyber police sprung into action and those responsible for gathering mobs have been detained or cyber cell is keeping an eye on their activities. ‘’Yes, there is a control and it’s a collective effort of cyber police and local police of managing the encounter sites. We are upgrading all our efforts to control the situation. Cyber cell also plays a very important role in controlling the propaganda and mob gathering’’.Says Tahir Ashraf, SP Cyber Cell, Kashmir.