New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said presence
of both foreign and local militants continues to be a matter
of grave threat to the peace and security of the people of
Jammu and Kashmir.
Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh said the
government has adopted various counter terrorist methods to
neutralise the efforts and capabilities of foreign militants
to disturb peace in the state.
"Over the years, due to the efforts of the security
forces, the number of foreign terrorists has drastically come
down. However, the presence of both foreign and local
militants continues to be a matter of grave threat to the
peace and security of the people of Jammu and Kashmir," he
said in Rajya Sabha.
Singh said there are definite reports about Kashmiri
militants having affiliation with foreign terrorist groups
like the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Hizb-ul-
Mujahideen, who are mostly located in Pakistan-occupied-
Kashmir or Pakistan.
"Kashmiri militants are also reported to have undergone
training with these foreign terrorist groups in various camps
located in PoK/ Pakistan," he said.
The Minister said the government has encouraged policies
to mainstream the youth and discourage the local youth from