Since abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A, the number of youths resorting to militancy has nosedived, as per reports of security agencies.
Bengaluru: In what comes as heartening and really noteworthy, there has been a sharp decline in the number of youths joining militancy in Kashmir after the abrogation of Articles 35A and 370.
As per reports meticulously prepared by security agencies and based on research, only five local youths have joined militancy every month since 5 August last year.
Previously, reports state that the number stood at 14 per month, before abrogation.
Another important thing to note is the sharp reduction in gatherings of the funerals of militants. These situations had been cleverly used to recruit people to take to militancy in the past. Now, reports add that only a handful of close relatives are seen participating in the events.
"There are instances when militants were buried in the presence of just a dozen of close relatives," a report as quoted by a popular website said.
The website also quoted that the voice recording of the last call made by a trapped terrorist to his family members also attracted the youths to join their ranks. However all thanks to partial restrictions
in communication channels and partly due to the changed scenario, there is significant drop on young Kashmiris picking up arms against the state.
Apart from all these, another significant development is the reduction in the number of stone-pelting incidents.
The number of deaths has also reduced significantly owing to the reduction in such incidents.
The abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A was effectively carried out by the Narendra Modi-led Union government. It was a part of the manifesto for Lok Sabha 2019 elections.
On August 5, the Indian Parliament ratified the Presidential Order on the same, thereby making it a law.
The abrogation also paves way for the complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India. Presently, the Jammu and Kashmir has been granted UT status.
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Last Updated Feb 10, 2020, 11:50 AM IST