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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
12 DEC 2018 4:20PM by PIB Delhi
Terrorist Violence and Infiltration in J&K

The State of Jammu and Kashmir has been affected by terrorist violence that is sponsored and supported from across the border. The level of terrorist violence in the hinterland of J&K is linked to infiltration from across the border and action against terrorists. The number of incidents includes the violence committed by terrorists during anti militancy operations. The details during the last four years are as under: -

Sl. No.

Incidents

2014

2015

2016

2017

2017 (upto 02.12.2017)

2018 (upto 02.12.2018)

1.

No of incidents

222

208

322

342

329

587

2.

Infiltration attempts

222

121

371

419

378 (upto October)

284 (upto October)

3.

Net estimated Infiltration

65

33

119

136

113        (upto October)

128        (upto October)

 

The Government has continuously encouraged policies to mainstream the youth, including providing employment opportunities to wean them away from militancy.  Various sports tournaments and cultural programmes are organized at District as well as State level to win the confidence of the people of the State, especially the younger generation. Youth clubs have also been opened to keep the youth engaged. Rs.80,068 crore has been announced under the PM Development Package, 2015. Besides, the following schemes are also under implementation:

  • Special Industry Initiative (SII) –Udaan to enhance skill and employability of Graduates and three-year Engineering Diploma holders and offer of jobs in the Private Sector.
  • Skill Empowerment & Employment Scheme (Himayat) – to provide options and opportunities to School/ college dropouts for salaried jobs in the private sector or self-employment.
  • Special Scholarship Scheme (SSS)- to provide financial assistance to students having passed Class 12th or equivalent exams for studying in colleges and institutions outside J&K.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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