Violence reduced in Jammu and Kashmir ever since Article 370 was scrapped: official figures
Srinagar: Figures are showing that violence in Jammu and Kashmir has reduced ever since Article 370 was scrapped in 2019, media reports said.
While 124 civilians were killed at the hands of police and security forces during protests and stone-pelting incidents from 5-08-2016 to 5-08-2019, not a single such incident was reported in the last three years, official figures showed as quoted by Deccan Herald.
Data showed, while 3686 law and order incidents were reported during the three-year period from 2016 to 2019, the number has drastically come down to 438 posts August 5, 2019.
However, terror incidents continue to happen in the union territory, albeit the numbers have come down compared to the pre-2019 period. Against 930 terror incidents reported between August 2016 to August 2019, the number has declined to 617 in the last three years.
A senior police officer said that post-August 2019, security agencies have adopted a policy of zero tolerance toward terrorism.
“Various measures, such as strengthening of security apparatus, strict enforcement of the law against anti-national elements, intensified cordon and search operations to effectively deal with the challenges posed by the terrorist organisations have been taken," he told Deccan Herald.