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350 militants operating in J&K: Govt

More than 350 militants, many of them Pakistanis, are operating in Jammu and Kashmir, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.



New Delhi: More than 350 militants, many of
them Pakistanis, are operating in Jammu and Kashmir, the Lok
Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

"With regard to terrorist organisations in Jammu and
Kashmir, presently about 350-370 are assessed to be operating
in Jammu and Kashmir. Out of which approximately 38 per cent
are foreign militants, primarily Pakistani," Minister of State
for Home Jitendra Singh said in a written reply.

He said as regards Sikh terrorism, there is no noticeable
change in the strength of their organisations during the last
two years.

Singh said with regard to Left-wing organisations, it is
a fact that LWE groups particularly the CPI (Maoist) in the
recent past have been indulging in recruitment of cadre in
their strongholds.

"As per available inputs, the CPI (Maoist) has recruited
1,505 cadre during 2010 and 1,458 during current year," he
said.

PTI

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