69 Militants Infiltrated Into J&K Till June 2018

New Delhi: Sixty-nine militants infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir from across the Line of Control and International Border till June this year, Lok Sabha was informed today.

There were 133 attempts of infiltration by militants from across the border and LoC, out of which there were 69 net infiltrations, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said in written reply to a question.

A total of 123 militants entered Jammu and Kashmir following 406 infiltration attempts from across the border in 2017, the minister said.

“As per reports, some locals have been found supporting militant activities in Jammu and Kashmir. Appropriate action under law is taken against such persons. Security forces have been tackling terrorism successfully and as a result 694 militants have been neutralized and 368 militants or suspects have also been apprehended since 2014 to July, 2018,” he said.

The minister said there were 308 incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir till July this year in which 113 militants were killed in 90 encounters.

Altogether 49 security personnel were also killed so far this year.

In 2017, till July, there were 191 incidents of violence in which 112 militants were killed in 69 encounters.

As many as 39 security personnel were also killed.

Mr Ahir also said there were 73 incidents of violence during the period of suspension of operation in the month of Ramzan in comparison to 34 such incidents during the previous month.

A total of 23 militants, eight security personnel and three civilians were killed during the Ramzan ceasefire, while 14 militants, five security personnel and eight civilians were killed in the previous month.

Replying to another question, the minister said the government was aware about the use of social media by the militants in Jammu and Kashmir and the law enforcement agencies monitor the web and social media and take appropriate action as per the law. (PTI)

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