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Kashmir witnessed huge decline in terror activities in 2020

Last Updated on January 11, 2021 at 5:50 pm

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has released data showing that the number of terrorists led incidents in 2020 (up to November 15) has decreased by 63.93 per cent in comparison to the same time period in 2019 in Jammu and Kashmir. The Ministry also informed that UT also witnessed a decrease in fatalities of Special Forces Personnel by 29.11 per cent and a decrease in civilian killings by 14.28 per cent in 2020 in comparison to the same time period in 2019. The home ministry was briefing about annual achievements of the administration.

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The MHA also said that one of the major achievements of the Central government is adaptation of Central Laws and State Laws in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh. MHA said that orders for adaption of 48 central laws and 167 state laws in J&K UT were notified. In the case of Ladakh UT, 44 central laws and 148 state laws were notified.

MHA said that the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2020 was notified on 31 March 2020 which removes problems related to section 75 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 for ensuing oath to new judges appointed to the common High Court for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. A Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal was constituted on 8 June 2020 at Jammu.

The MHA also informed that the government provided one-time financial assistance, under the Prime Minister Development Package, of Rs 5.5 lakh per family to 36,384 displaced families from Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Chhamb. Other than that, government is providing one-time financial assistance of Rs 5.5 lakh per family to 5,764 families of West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs) in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Central government revoked Article 370 and bifurcated the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir in 2019. The former state was divided into two Union Territories: Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.