Terror incidents in J&K down by 168%, left wing extremism incidents by 265% under Modi govt: Anurag Thakur

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Anurag Thakur, a union minister, claimed on Monday that since the Modi administration took office, “Left Wing Extremism occurrences were down by over 265 percent” and that “terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir reduced by 168%.”

Mr. Thakur emphasised that the Modi administration had a “zero tolerance attitude” against terrorism and that it took quick measures that produced unmistakable outcomes.

“Surgical attacks were conducted in 2016 in retaliation for the Uri assault.” All these bold actions produced unambiguous outcomes, as demonstrated by the Balakot airstrikes in 2019 in response to the Pulwama bombing, Mr. Thakur told reporters today.

According to him, since 2014, insurgency-related violence has decreased by 80%, the number of civilian deaths has decreased by 89 percent, and 6,000 militants have turned themselves in.

“Under the Modi government, terror occurrences in Jammu and Kashmir have decreased by 168%, and the conviction rate in instances involving terror financing is over 94%,” he claimed.

While the incidences of left-wing extremism have decreased by more than twice, or over 265 percent, from June of 2015 to June of this year,

Under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership, an era of peace has begun in the northeastern region, according to Mr. Thakur. According to him, Tripura, Meghalaya, and 60% of Assam have repealed the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

Mr. Thakur stated that several peace treaties, including the Bodo Accord in 2020, the Karbi Anglong Agreement in 2021, and the Assam-Meghalaya Inter-State Boundary Agreement in 2022, had been signed to ensure peace in the area.

Mr. Thakur made no mention of the precise figures.

On September 29, 2016, India carried out a surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) in retaliation for a terrorist attack on an Army installation in the Uri region of Jammu & Kashmir.

On February 26, 2019, Indian Air Force fighter jets destroyed terror launch sites in Balakot, Pakistan, by flying over the Line of Control.

The attacks were carried out days after a terror attack that left 40 members of the Central Reserve Police Force dead in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, on February 14.

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