In Jammu and Kashmir, security forces and the police have been conducting operations against terrorists as part of the administration's efforts to eradicate terrorism from the union territory. A figure released by security forces deployed in Jammu and Kashmir revealed that 31 terrorists have been neutralized so far in the year 2023.
How many terrorists have been killed in 2023
According to information shared by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, in the year 2023, a total of 31 terrorists have been eliminated in the union territory. The breakdown of these operations includes:
- One terrorist was killed in a joint operation with Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Indian Army and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
- Two terrorists were neutralized by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Indian Army, and the Border Security Force (BSF) in joint operations.
- Five terrorists were neutralized by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Indian Army, and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in joint operations.
- 23 terrorists were neutralized by Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Indian Army in joint operations.
Notably in 2022, a total of 187 terrorists were neutralized in Jammu and Kashmir. Among them, 130 were local terrorists, and 57 were foreign terrorists.
204 terrorists apprehended
According to the data, between January 1 and September 26 this year, a total of 204 terrorists have been apprehended in Jammu and Kashmir. Last month, four terrorists were killed and 40 were apprehended.
The officials also said that there are currently 111 active terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, comprising 40 local terrorists and 71 foreign terrorists. Comparatively, there were 137 active terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir last year.
'Pakistan mother of terrorism'
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh, said that when there was unrest in Punjab, it also had an impact on certain areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Terrorism in Punjab ceased, but it started in Kashmir. The common factor in both places is Pakistan, the birthplace of terrorism, and Pakistan's agencies are responsible for fostering this terrorism.
"When militancy was going on in Punjab, some areas of Jammu and Kashmir were also affected by it. The militancy in Punjab ended and the militancy in Kashmir began. The mother of militancy in both places is the same and that is Pakistan. Pakistan's agencies run this militancy. We are taking care of both sides. No effect of Punjab's militancy is visible here," he said.
(With ANI inputs)