GoI has curbed infiltration, controlled militancy in past two years: MoS Kishan Reddy


Union Minister at a high level meeting also reviewed security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu: Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Sunday said that the Government of India has curbed infiltration and the militancy stands controlled in Jammu and Kashmir.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration of (Swami Venkateshwar temple) Balaji temple in Jammu, he said that situation has changed across India and J&K during the past two years. “We have managed to curb infiltration and militancy stands controlled in J&K. Except for one or two incidents, there has been no major militancy related incident across the country in the past two years,” he said.

The Union Minister said that Covid slowed down the process of development in J&K. “Thirty six union ministers had visited J&K on the directions of the Prime Minister, but Covid played spoilsport. Developmental projects got a hit due to the pandemic but once the pandemic ends, we will take J&K UT to new heights on the development front,” he added.

He said pilgrims who would visit Mata Vaishno Devi in Katra will also have an opportunity to visit Balaji temple and pay obeisance here as well.

Later, Reddy had a security review meeting with senior police and other security agency officers. Sources said that during the 40 minute long meeting at Government Guest House, the officials apprised the minister of the security situation in the state, as also the heightened activity along the Line of Control and International Border during the past 20-30 days.