J&K witnesses 50% decline in militancy: Police
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 15:10
  
Jammu: There has been nearly 50 per cent fall in militancy-related incidents this year in Jammu and Kashmir with no such activities taking place in three districts and 13 others registering just single digit terrorism cases.

"There was fall in militancy-related incidents from 336 in 2010 to 179 this year up to November 15. It shows nearly 50 per cent dip," a senior police official said.

Of the 179 cases, Jammu witnessed 27 incidents and Kashmir 152, he said.

As per official statistics, 13 districts have witnessed less than 10 militancy cases this year, while no such incident occurred in Reasi, Samba and Kathua districts in Jammu region.

In Kashmir Valley, Budgam witnessed three terrorism cases followed by four in Kulgam, five in Anantnag and eight each in Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora.

In Jammu region, Kishtwar witnessed eight such cases, Ramban (5), Doda (6), Poonch (4), Rajouri (2) and one each in Jammu and Udhampur districts.

Attacks directed against security forces too saw a dip from 69 cases in 2010 to 36 up to November this year.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 15:10


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