Terrorism in J&K has come down to 63.93 per cent in 2020: Home Ministry

New Delhi: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said terrorism has declined by 63.93 per cent in Jammu and Kashmir in 2020. This is in comparison to the corresponding period in 2019.

The Ministry informed that there was also a decrease in fatalities of Special Forces Personnel by 29.11 per cent and a decrease in casualties of civilians by 14.28 per cent in 2020 (up to November 15, 2020) as compared to the corresponding period in 2019.

The MHA said that one-time financial assistance of Rs 5.5 lakh per family provided to 36,384 displaced families from Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Chhamb under the Prime Minister Development Package.

The ministry said one-time financial assistance at the rate of Rs 5.5 Lakh per family for the 5,764 families of West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs) in Jammu and Kashmir is also being provided at par with displaced persons of PoJK and Chhamb.

The Union government revoked Article 370 in 2019 that gave special provisions to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into two Union Territories. The Jammu and Kashmir with a legislature and Ladakh without legislature.

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