Terrorists now on the run as security forces dominating in Kashmir, says Arun Jaitley

The Union Minister also pointed out demonetisation has impacted terror funding significantly and that the action taken by the National Investigation Agency on illegal foreign fundings has checked subversive activities in militancy-hit state in large state.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:August 13, 2017 4:01 pm
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Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday maintained that his government’s priority was to clean up the Kashmir Valley of armed militants, insisting that they are under tremendous pressure and that they cannot continue to terrorise the people for decades. “They are on the run. Their number is also declining. Security forces are dominating them,” Jaitley said during a television programme.

The minister also mentioned that demonetisation has impacted terror funding significantly and that the action taken by the National Investigation Agency on illegal foreign fundings has checked subversive activities in militancy-hit state.

“Today no big militant can dream of committing terror acts and continue to terrorise the Valley for decades, but today their life shelf has dwindled to a few months. I will specifically praise the Jammu & Kashmir police for working hard (towards eliminating terrorists),” Jaitley stated.

However, he refrained from making any comment on the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese armies in the Sikkim sector near the Bhutan trijunction. He said, “let us have full faith in our security forces”.

Jaitley asserted that Kashmir is an integral part of India, and said India has proved time and again of her military prowess in 1965, 1971 and Kargil war. “Since independence, Pakistan has never agreed that Kashmir is an integral part of India. That has been their unfinished agenda. They tried conventional war. But India’s capability was way ahead in the conventional war. The wars of 1965, 1971 and Kargil clearly proved this,” he said.

He added that terrorists are finding it difficult to infiltrate into India due to the domination of Indian forces on the Line of Control and the international border.

Commenting on India’s defence production, Jaitley said his government was committed to bolstering domestic production for the defense sector. “We want India to become a global power in defence manufacturing sector, and towards that end, we are encouraging private players to come forward. We will, of course, also continue to strengthen our ordnance factories and defence PSUs,” the minister said.

With PTI inputs

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    MyTake
    Aug 14, 2017 at 1:58 am
    They are enjoying time with the ies. They should be grateful for getting the help to jump the que!
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      Mehemud Alam
      Aug 14, 2017 at 1:02 am
      Mr Jetly's statement shows what they want to achieve. There are may be 80 or 90 boys who took guns in their hand to fight against few lakhs of Indian solders and they are being b ed as terrorist. You think killing them will be job done by you and you expect to win war against China.. Your action shows that you do not have guts to fight a simple violent protest of those young Kashmiri people .. You have demoralised Indian solders . shame on you. Your are going to loose J K very soon.
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        autonomous
        Aug 15, 2017 at 6:59 am
        Guys like you should then go and counsle those misguided radicalised youth with guns in kashmir valley as you are so much professional in it , simply taking stand one side is easy those civilians are too armed and humanity is also applicable for soldiers they are not there without a reason remember ,they have family too they are not machines to take bullets in body and be calm with it,accept the fact kashmir is rolling with wahabi ideology in kashmiri minds thats saudis way,but sadly india is secular not only one religion nor only the upper sect muslims alone live here.
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        Antony
        Aug 13, 2017 at 11:43 pm
        Unless article 370 is abrogated and rest of indians are allowed to settle in jammu and kashmir the militancy will never end in kashmir ! china did the same thing to finish the militancy in xinjiang province by allowing Han chinese to settle in xinjiang. strict control must be placed on all mosques which spit anti india venom during friday prayers! mullahs who ask people to throw stones at security forces must be put behind the bars! separatists who are supporting the militancy must be eliminated ! Border must be sealed completely using israeli border management technology.finally massive recruitment of kashmiri youth must be conducted for paramilitary forces and send them to far away locations like north east or andamans or send them to UN peace keeping missions in Africa. That will end militancy forever !
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          Insaan
          Aug 13, 2017 at 11:10 pm
          Sometimes, I wonder if the Kashmiri Muslims were instead living in the states far away from the border with Pakistan or there were Hindu majority in the J K, could there be a situation like what we have today?
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            Linzhi
            Aug 13, 2017 at 10:47 pm
            Difficult to believe these people because of the fake hews they have been feeding the Indian Public ever since last elections
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              annalyser2017
              Aug 13, 2017 at 10:40 pm
              Jaitly ji why are making fool of the public.. It is known to every body that security and civilians peoples killings are increasing day by day... you say they are running but social media say some thing different, clearly it is observed that you are lacking in control the matters... Instead of capturing and control the involve, you are killing the innocents and bombing and firing the whole houses whether they are involve or not...So instead of controlling and reducing the problem it is increasing...Demonetisation effect is seem to be negligible, This you mentioned because of your wrong action so that it may covered from political points...other wise no effect...They are not running but becoming stronger day by day... Hope you may provide the factual situation in this matter to the public...
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                sagar
                Aug 13, 2017 at 10:29 pm
                BJP means Bharatiya Jhoota Party.
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                  ah
                  Aug 13, 2017 at 10:15 pm
                  Kashmir has 7 lacs troops and you say that TODAY Army is DOMINATING???? your word PROVE that Army was NOT DOMINATING till yesterday .............. that alone announces FAILURE ................ by allowing Bhagva Goons in Jammu you have made the situation WORSE .......................
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