Security scene in J&K stable: Defence Ministry
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Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 23:45
  
New Delhi: The Defence Ministry today said the overall security situation in Jammu and Kashmir was "stable" but had the potential of "deteriorating" at a very short notice.

In its annual report released on Monday, the ministry said the need of the hour was to consolidate the gains in the improved situation.

"The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been stable in 2011 with an overall reduction in violence. However, it has the potential to deteriorate at short notice," the ministry said in its report.

"The Pakistan-terrorist-separatist nexus continues their attempts to foment trouble with an aim to internationalise the Kashmir issue."

The ministry said the army and other security forces are mainly credited for improving the environment through effective counter terrorist operations.

It noted that 56 cases of ceasefire violation took place along the Line of Control in 2011.

On northeast, the ministry said the prevailing security situation there has been stabilised and is under control and "violence levels have subsided significantly as compared to previous years".

"There is widespread support for peace by all sections of the society facilitating progress on developmental projects," it said.

According to the report, in Assam, the peace talks involving the pro-talk faction of ULFA were progressing well but the Paresh Barua-led faction was continuing its efforts to sabotage the parleys.

PTI


First Published: Monday, April 09, 2012, 23:45


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