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MHA keeping an eye on security situation of J&K, multi-pronged strategy to curb infiltration

Last Updated on April 27, 2022 at 1:58 pm

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has developed a multi-pronged strategy to curb the infiltrations in Jammu and Kashmir. Moreover, MHA is keeping a close eye to the security situation in J&K with various security agencies. Also, for strengthening the security system in J&K, 9120.69 crore has been allotted under Security Related Expenditure (Police) scheme.

MHA in a report stated that a close watch is being kept on the security situation in J&K by the government of UT, Army, paramilitary forces and other security agencies. To curb the infiltration a multi-pronged strategy has been tasked which includes multi-tiered deployment along the International Border/Line of Control, border fencing, improved intelligence, operational coordination, equipping security forces with advanced weapons and taking proactive action against infiltrators.

In 2014, 222 infiltration bids took place and the number came down to 99 in 2020. Similarly, net estimated infiltration was 65 in 2014 which declined to 51 in 2020. The report mentioned that the Union Home Ministry has approved raising of five Indian Reserve Police battalions, two border battalions and two Women battalions in J&K. Recruitment has already been completed for five IR battalions. With a view to resettle Kashmiri migrants in the Valley, the MHA has approved 3,000 jobs in the J&K Government under Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Package – 2008, and an additional 3,000 jobs under the Prime Minister’s Development Package – 2015 (PMDP-2015). The Central Government has approved a similar financial assistance for inclusion of those Displaced Persons (DP) families. Out of the 5,300 DP families of PoJK, 1,947 initially had opted to move outside the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir, but later returned and settled there.