New Delhi: The security situation in the country has shown improvement post demonetisation with incidents of stone pelting in Jammu and Kashmir also seeing a considerable reduction, the Lok Sabha was informed today.
“The overall security situation in the country post demonetisation has shown improvement. In Jammu and Kashmir, stone pelting incidents have reduced considerably,” Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said in reply to a written question.
He said Rs 90 lakh have been seized from Maoist cadres and supporters in Naxal-affected areas since the Modi government’s demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes on November 8, 2016.
As many as 564 Naxal cadres and sympathisers surrendered during the period from November 8, 2016 to November 29, 2016.
The minister said the Northeast insurgency activities are at a low ebb in many states.
Ahir said there were 341 terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir between November 1, 2016, to October 31, 2017 in comparison to 311 such incidents in the same period of the previous year.
Similarly, there were 857 incidents of Naxal violence between November 1, 2016, to October 31, 2017 in comparison to 1,078 in the same period of the previous year.
There were 323 militancy-related incidents in the Northeast between November 1, 2016, to October 31, 2017 in comparison to 507 in the same period of the previous year, the minister added.
Meanwhile, the government also claimed that as many as 318 people, including 203 militants and 75 security personnel, were killed in terror-related incidents in the state.
In the North-East, 97 people, including 51 insurgents and 12 security personnel, were killed in insurgency-related incidents, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said during Question Hour.
Up to December 14 this year, 337 terror incidents were reported in Jammu and Kashmir in which 40 civilians, 75 security personnel and 203 terrorists were killed and 321 persons injured. Ninety-one terrorists were also arrested.
Referring to incidents in the areas affected by left wing extremism, Ahir said up to November 30 this year, 813 incidents took place leading to the death of 170 civilians, 75 security personnel and 111 left wing extremists. One hundred and forty five people were also injured. He said 1712 left wing extremists were also arrested.
While there have been two attacks each in 2014 and 2015 on defence establishments, six attacks took place in 2016.
This year upto December 10, one defence establishment came under attack.