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J&K witnesses steep decline in terror incidents in 9 Yrs of BJP rule: Amit Shah Says terror ecosystem has to be destroyed, ruthless approach needed

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New Delhi, Oct 5: Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said Jammu and has witnessed a new dawn of development and peace over the past nine years under the BJP-led government, leading to a 70 per cent decline in terror-related incidents as compared to the previous 10 years.

Shah also said there has been an 81 per cent decline in civilian deaths and 48 per cent fall in fatalities among security personnel during these nine years.

Inaugurating a two-day anti-terror conference organised by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the home minister talked about the significant reduction in incidents of violence in the militancy-hit Union Territory during the nine years from June 2014 to August 2023 compared to the 10 years from June 2004 to May 2014.

Terror-related incidents fell from 7,217 during June 2004-May 2014 to 2,197 between June 2014 and August 2023, marking a 70 per cent decline, the home minister said.

He said 2,829 civilian deaths were reported from June 2004 to May 2014. Civilian deaths witnessed an 81 per cent decline from June 2014 to August 2023 with only 336 people losing their lives.

Similarly, fatalities among security forces have witnessed a decline of 48 per cent with 1,060 personnel losing their lives in terror attacks from June 2004 to May 2014 and 555 from June 2014 to August 2023, the home minister said.

The Home Minister said anti-terror agencies will have to adopt such a ruthless approach that no new terrorist group is formed in the country. He also said not only terrorism, but the entire ecosystem of the terrorists has to be destroyed.

The home minister said tough decisions taken by the Narendra Modi government have yielded very good results in handling challenges posed by cryptocurrencies, hawala, terror-funding, organised syndicates and narco-terror links.

Still a lot more is to be done, he said inaugurating the two-day anti-terror conference organised by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). “All anti-terror agencies will have to adopt such a ruthless approach that new terrorist organisations cannot be formed,” he said.

Shah said there is a need to not only combat terrorism but also dismantle its entire ecosystem, and for this “we must work with the spirit of the whole government and Team ”.

He said the task of NIA, anti-terror squads and state task forces should not be limited to investigation but they should also think out of the box and take innovative measures to counter the terrorism.

The home minister said the fight against terrorism requires collaboration from the global level to the grassroots, involving various states within the country, as also cooperation.

He said to deal with terrorism, the Centre and the states, their agencies and inter-agency cooperation will have to think in vertical and horizontal ways.

The home minister also awarded medals to NIA officials for excellence in service.

 

 

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