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Terrorism has dropped by 40 pc in Jammu and Kashmir, North-East: Patil

Varanasi, Apr 29: Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil has said that the terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir and the North-East have reduced significantly under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government.

"Terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir and the North East has dipped significantly by 40 percent during the UPA regime," Patil said.

This, he said, was suggested in the reports of various committees and sub-committees on terrorism in the Valley. These reports were tabled at the Round Table Conference on Jammu and Kashmir held in New Delhi recently chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he added.

Patil further said that the Congress-led UPA government was not at all soft on terror but was tackling it with a balanced approach.

''While we are dealing sternly with terrorists killing innocents, we are also ushering development for the terror-torn province. Funds amounting to Rs 26,000 crore have been pumped in the State,'' he claimed.

While, Naxal problem in Andhra Pradesh has declined by almost 60 percent, the menace has shot up by the same percentage in both Jharkhand and Chattisgarh, he added.

Patil urged the media to refrain from reporting smalls incidents to suggest that terrorism was on the rise.

posted by Resistance 4/30/2007 10:25:00 AM,


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