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J&K After August 5, 2019: Reduced Violence in the Valley, More Power to the People

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It is official now. The violence in the valley of Jammu and Kashmir is fast receding, while the path has been opened to those who really belong there to return. Since the abrogation of Article 370, the process of containing separatism and terror in the valley has gained steam, while the roots to democratic institutions have also strengthened. Answers from the Ministry of Home Affairs against specific queries in the Parliament give the clearer picture.

After August 5, 2019, the reduction in the number of terrorist incidents, stone pelting cases registered, civilians killed and security force personnel martyred in terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir speak for themselves. A 393 days count on these parameters before and after August 5, 2019 reveals this.

When Terror is Down, People Can Come Back

Jammu and Kashmir Administration has issued 16,79,520 domiciles against the 21,13,879 applications it received for Domicile Certificates. A total of 1,21,630 applications have been rejected so far for not annexing prescribed documents with the applications.

A wide range of measures have been undertaken by the Government of India for the relief and rehabilitation of the migrants of East Pakistan including shelter, rehabilitation assistance, loans for those families in agriculture and small business, vocational training etc. Assistance is also provided for those families got displaced from the Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK) during Indo-Pak war of 1971.

The Development Run

Prime Minister had announced a package of ₹80,068 Crores under Prime Minister Development Package-2015. This package consists of 63 major development projects in Road sector, Power generation and transmission, health infrastructure, establishment of 2 AIIMS, IITs, IIMs and tourism related projects etc. These projects are at various stages of implementation. Training and employment opportunities for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir are also provided under many schemes such as HIMAYAT and PMKVY.

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