A lot of lies are being spread by the Congress on various platforms about how overall security and the situation in Kashmir has deteriorated under Narendra Modi’s rule. But this is far from the truth. The only way Congress has to somehow counter the difference on ground brought about by Prime Minister Modi’s work is to spread lies and mislead people.
Here we compare official figures accessed by ANI between Narendra Modi’s rule and Manmohan’s rule before 2014. Between 2010 and 2013 there were 1218 terrorism-related incidents in Kashmir whereas under Narendra Modi’s rule the incidents dropped to 1094 between 2014 and 2017.
The number of terrorists killed were 471 in the 4 years of UPA rule here under Narendra Modi 580 have been shot dead, a rise of 23%. Even civilian casualties have come down in the last 4 years.
The biggest difference brought about by the current government is the allowance of operations such as Cordon and Search Operations (CASO) and Search and Destroy Operations (SADO) which were not given permission to by the central government for around 20 years for the fear of alienating the local populace and losing votes. These operations have enabled the forces to hunt down terrorists deep in villages. Earlier they were able to escape by fleeing into villages and even at times locals helped them. But with the forces getting freedom to search villages and houses, the escape of terrorists in this way has drastically fallen.
There haven’t been any major terror attacks – if any at all – in primary cities in India. Before 2014 these were very common. This has happened because the government has given freedom to intelligence agencies to nab any suspects, and mainly because terrorists trying to infiltrate from Pakistan are shot down then and there. During UPA rule, the forces didn’t even have permission to engage these infiltrators who would then successfully reach cities and carry out attacks. We’re much safer, and people must realize this.
Also, Pakistani forces are being given much harder response on the border to their ceasefire violations. The surgical strikes in Myanmar and PoK were evident of the changing dynamics of engaging India’s enemies under the Modi government. Indian troops are now crossing the LoC without hesitation. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “I have told my soldiers deployed at the border not to fire first at Pakistan, but give a fitting reply by firing countless bullets if they fire first. India is no more a weak nation, but a strong country.”
The Home Ministry has cited four reasons for the fall in terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir – demonetisation, NIA investigation, the killing of top terrorists and the efforts by Kashmir interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma.