New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a 10-fold decrease in militancy related incidents during the nine years of the two tenures of UPA and the situation in the state was “rapidly improving”, says a report card of the government released by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today.
The report card, released ahead of Singh’s press conference, said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has shown vast improvement as the Government has worked with people of the state to restore normalcy and encouraged development in equal measures.
“Militancy related incidents declined sharply and a ten-fold decrease was witnessed as both the central and state government worked in cooperation and coordination,” it said.
The number of incidents in 2004 was 2,565 which resulted in 1,964 deaths while in 2012 there were 220 incidents that led to 102 deaths.
The government was able to contain loss of lives while concentrating more on development and employment generating measures to empower citizens, it said.
“Security situation in the state has rapidly improved after UPA government came to power and implemented policies for relief and rehabilitation in the militancy affected areas,” it added.
Talking about Left Wing Extremism(LWE), the report card said the UPA was dealing with it in a “holistic manner” in the areas of security, development, ensuring rights of local communities and good governance.
It was showing results in declining violence in LWE affected areas.