635 Militants Killed In J&K In 2018-20, 42 Outfits Banned: Centre

SRINAGAR: The central government told Lok Sabha on Wednesday that a total of 42 militant outfits like the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammed have been declared banned organisations in India for their involvement in various acts of terrorism, which is largely been sponsored from across the border.

In a written answer to a question in Lok Sabha Minister of State (MoS) for Home G Kishan Reddy also said that 635 militants were killed in Jammu and Kashmir between 2018 and 2020, while 115 civilians lost their lives in the Union Territory during the period.

Three civilians were also killed in the hinterland in the last three years, he added.

“The government has declared 42 organisations as militant organisations and listed their names in the First Schedule of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. Militancy in India has largely been sponsored from across the border,” The Tribune quoted the Minister as having said.

In response to a separate question, Reddy’s colleague in the MHA MoS Nityanand Rai said 61 cases of infiltration were reported along the Indo-Pakistan border in the last two years, 1,045 infiltrations along the Indo-Bangladesh border and 63 along the Indo-Nepal border, reported The Tribune.

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