Over 5,502 Kashmiri Pandits got Govt. Jobs after removal of article 370: Centre

New Delhi [India]: Over 5,502 Kashmiri Pandits have been provided government tasks in various departments of the federal government of Jammu and Kashmir after  the scrapping of Article 370 in the valley, Union Minister of State for Home Matters Nityanand Rai on Wednesday told the Rajya Sabha.

” Under the Prime Minister’s Growth Plan (PMDP), 5,502 Kashmiri Pandits have actually been offered government tasks in different departments of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir,” claimed the Union Minister.  The MoS House likewise claimed that no Kashmiri Pandit has apparently moved from the valley from August 5, 2019, till July 9, 2022, and 128 security force employees and also 118 civilians have actually been eliminated by terrorists during the period.

Replying to a concern of Congress MP Digvijay Singh, MoS Residence Nityanand Rai in a written reply to Rajya Sabha said, “From August 5, 2019, till July 9, 2022, 128 security force workers as well as 118 civilians have actually been killed by terrorists in Jammu and also Kashmir. Out of the 118 civilians eliminated, 5 were Kashmiri Pandits, and also 16 belonged to various other Hindu/Sikh areas. No explorer has actually been killed.”

There has been a significant decrease in terrorist strikes from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021, Minister of State for House Nityanand Rai informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

While providing a written reply to a question to the Leader of Resistance in Rajya Sabha, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, the MoS said the government has a “policy of no tolerance against terrorism and the security scenario has boosted considerably in Jammu and Kashmir.”

The minister stated the incidents of terrorist attacks likewise lowered significantly given that 2018 in Jammu and Kashmir. An overall of 229 terrorist assaults were reported in 2021; 244 in 2020; 255 in 2019; and 417 in 2018.

In these assaults in Jammu as well as Kashmir, the priest said, an overall of 42 security force employees were killed in 2021 complying with 62 killings in 2020, 80 in 2019 and 91 in 2018. In a similar way, a total amount of 41 civilians were killed in 2021 following 37 in 2020 as well as 39 each in 2019 in addition to 2018.

Likewise replying to Kharge’s inquiry “Whether the government recognized the increasing assaults on Kashmiri Pandits throughout last couple of months” the Mos claimed, during the last few months 2 incidents of strikes on Kashmiri Pandits have been reported in Jammu as well as Kashmir in which one person was eliminated and also an additional person injured.

“The federal government has taken several steps to ensure the safety and security of minorities in the valley. These consist of a robust security and knowledge grid, day and night area domination, patrolling and aggressive procedures against terrorists, round-the-clock monitoring at Nakas, deployment of Roadway Opening Events at critical indicate obstruct any terrorist strike,” Rai stated.

He also shared information showing the year-wise attacks on civilians throughout the last 5 years.

According to the data, an overall of 7 private citizens had actually been assaulted in Jammu and also Kashmir approximately June 30 this year.

“The variety of civilians assaulted in 2021 was 12. The number stands at 28 both in 2020 and also 2019. Nonetheless, 33 civilians were struck in 2018,” based on the data.

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