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80 pc reduction in militancy related incidents in J&K: Omar

India TV News Desk 14 Aug 2014, 20:24:38 PM IST
India TV News Desk
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said there has been 80 per cent reduction in militancy related incidents in the state during the last five-and-a-half years.

“There has been an improvement in peace and security situation in the state during the last more than five and a half years. 80 per cent reduction has been achieved in the militancy related incidents,” the Chief Minister said in his Independence Day message.

Omar said all schools and hospitals, which had been occupied by security forces, have been vacated.  “1000 private buildings, 300 government buildings, 40 hotels and 30 industrial units have also been cleared from the security forces' occupation,” he said.  

Omar said about 350 youth have returned to the state from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir under his government's rehabilitation policy.

“Rehabilitation policy has been introduced for the youth who had crossed the LoC and wanted to return back to normal life. 350 youth have returned under this policy so far,” he said.