JK News Today Special
Under the Narendra Modi government , Jammu and Kashmir has accomplished a very high degree of success against terrorism In fact , the territory has become a shining example how terrorism has been curbed and dawn of peace made possible in the past nine years .
Union Home Minister Amit Shah made this claim, substantiated by a real-time data. The comparative statistics of the incidents of acts of terror from May 2004 to May 2014 and that of nine years of the current regime ( from June 2014 to August 2023) reflect a marked decline in acts of violence and casualties. This declining trend is continuing .
During his inaugural speech at an anti-terror conference in New Delhi on Thursday , Home minister reflected on the comparative study , in which it emerged that Jammu and Kashmir witnessed 70 per cent decline in the incidents of terror -from 7217 to 2197, and the comparative periods showed a decline of momentous 69 per cent in the number of causalities – that is from 2829 to 891, civilian deaths came down to 336 from 1769 , registering a decline of 81 per cent . And in the same comparative periods , the deaths of security forces came down from 1060 t0 555 , a decline of 48 per cent
These statistics tell a story beyond the numbers – the decline in number of incidents of terror and casualties , speak of a march toward peace , in which the space and strength of terrorism has been squeezed and the people are happy to see the change in the situation . Each incident of terror , and each casualty caused thereof , runs the cycle of violence and terror. And when the numbers tumble down , the space for peace widens . That is what has been achieved , it also indicates that terrorism is caught in a struggle to survive or get eliminated . Since the chances of its survival have been scotched , terrorism and its ecosystem is on way to its complete elimination .Amit Shah also underlined that under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Central and State agencies have succeeded in firmly curbing all forms of terrorism in the country in the last 9 years.
Union Home Minister said that “we need to not only combat terrorism but also dismantle its entire ecosystem. He said that Model Anti-terrorism Structure should be established under the purview of NIA, the hierarchy, structure, and SoPs of Investigation of all anti-terrorism agencies in all states should be made uniform for better coordination between central and state agencies. All anti-terrorism agencies must adopt such a ruthless approach so that a new terrorist organization cannot be formed”
Shah said that the task of NIA, ATS, and STF should not be limited to investigation but they should also think out of the box and take innovative measures to counter the terrorism. He added that the fight against terrorism requires collaboration from the global level to the grassroots, involving various states within the country, as well as international cooperation. Shri Shah said that the task of NIA, ATS, and STF should not be limited to investigation but they should also think out of the box and take innovative measures to counter the terrorism. He added that the fight against terrorism requires collaboration from the global level to the grassroots, involving various states within the country, as also the international cooperation.
Amit Shah said that there should be a common training module for all central and state-level counter-terrorism agencies, so that uniformity can be brought in the methodology of fighting against terrorism. He asked NIA and IB to take initiative in this direction. Shri Shah said that now the time has come to work from need to know to need to share and duty to share approach. He said that the number of terrorist incidents in the year 2001 was 6000, which the government at the center led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has reduced to 900 in the year 2022. He praised the NIA for achieving more than 94 percent conviction rate and said more work is needed in this direction. He also asked all the states to take steps to increase the conviction rate.