New Delhi: Three years after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A by the Narendra Modi government, the security situation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has seen a marked improvement. It shows the figures recorded by the Ministry of Home Affairs and J&K Police between 2016-2018 and 2019-2021.
The situation in the Valley is normal despite Pakistan observing a black day and a shutdown call by the separatists. Barring a few posters put up by insurgents in Sopore and a grenade attack on a Muslim laborer from Bihar in Pulwama last night, no incidents of stone pelting, street violence or school-college closure have been reported so far.
Relentless pressure on separatists and religious extremists in the Valley under the leadership of Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and DGP Dilbag Singh of JKP Police has led to a 600 percent drop in law and order incidents (after 5 August 2019) .
According to data compiled by the Ministry of Home Affairs and JKP, there has been a 21 per cent decline in extremism-related incidents if compared over a period of two to three years.
Reports as of July 31, 2022 show that 166 terrorists (86 local and 80 foreign nationals) are active in Kashmir and Jammu regions. In the year 2021 44 top commanders were killed and this year 18 top terrorist commanders have been killed so far.
It was also successful in detecting 11 tunnels in anti-terrorist operations. Data from 5 August 2016 to 4 August 2019 shows that 4,894 law and order incidents took place in the Valley. The data shows that 126 civilians were killed in terrorism-related incidents in Kashmir in the three years prior to August 5, 2019, while 116 civilians were killed in the next three years. Similarly, there has been a 51 per cent decline in the killing of police personnel in Kashmir in the last three years.