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J&K Reports 60% Fewer Terror Incidents Post Abrogation of Article 370: Home Ministry Data

By News18

Jammu and Kashmir had reported 614 terror incidents in 2018, while the number reduced to 244 in 2020. It’s a drop of more than 60 percent, data from the Home Ministry says. The abrogation of Article 370 in 2019 has brought a significant reduction in the number of terror incidents witnessed in the region, the Home Ministry data suggests.

In 2021, up to February 28, the Union Territory has reported 15 terror incidents. This year eight terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir till February 28.

Also, Jammu and Kashmir was the only part of India that has reported terror incidents in 2019 and 2020, the Home Ministry said. In 2018, apart from Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab reported one terror incident.

A total of 614 terror incidents were reported in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018 that came down to 594 in 2019, a three percent reduction. The number further dropped to 244 in 2020.

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