Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
March 21, Wednesday 2018 5:04 AM       

       HEADLINES: C K Vineeth and Ian Hume unhappy about changing venue of India Vs WI ODI                                              Something fishy about KCA's decision to shift one-day match to Kochi: Tharoor                                              It is not birds but vultures who are striking at Keezhattur: G Sudhakaran                                              Missing foreign woman: Relatives announces reward                                              T R Chandradath passes away                                              I had been saying all 39 others were dead: Lone survivor Harjit Masih                                              Rajinikanth rebuffs reports of connection with BJP                                              Can’t declare anyone as dead without proof: Sushma Swaraj                                              US school shooting: Gunman dies after being shot in Maryland                                              Cricket betting racket busted, 4 held                                              ICC WC Qualifiers: Samuels guides Windies to thumping win over Zimbabwe                                              BCCI confirms Shami stayed in Dubai hotel for 2 days                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       INDIA Next Article: Rape case filed against Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalya's saint  
       90% dip in stone-pelting incidents: J&K DGP
         Posted on :16:24:16 Nov 13, 2017
       Last edited on:16:24:16 Nov 13, 2017
         Tags: 90% dip in stone-pelting incidents: J&K DGP

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Police chief S P Vaid has said there has been a 90% dip in incidents of stone-pelting in Kashmir Valley this year as compared to last year and credited the people of Kashmir for the improvement in the situation.

NIA raids, he said, were not responsible alone for the change in situation in the Kashmir Valley and maintained there were multiple factors at play including demonetisation and action against top militant commanders.

The Director General of Police (DGP) said it was normal to witness 40-50 incidents of stone-pelting in a day last year.

“(There is) a more than 90% fall in stone pelting in Kashmir Valley (this year) as compared to the last year. It is a huge decrease,” Vaid said.

“There are weeks when there is not even a single case of stone pelting while in a day (last year) there used to be more than 50 incidents taking place. There is a huge change in the mood of people,” he said.

“It is a huge change. Law and order situation in Kashmir is for everybody to see, particularly those living in Kashmir or those dealing with it. It is easily understood that there is a huge improvement in the situation in Valley. There is not even a single incident taking place in the whole day. At times in the whole week, there is no incident (of stone-pelting) taking place,” he added.

“Even on Friday, where it used to be normal to have 40-50 incidents of stone pelting in a day (last year), not even a single incident is taking place (this year),” the DGP said.

Vaid said NIA raids were not alone responsible for a drop in stone-pelting incidents.

“There are many factors responsible for improvement in the law and order situation and decrease in stone pelting. The impression that NIA raids have only improved the situation...I would not agree to it,” DGP said.

“Of course, that (NIA raids) helped, but the main credit goes to the people of Kashmir, probably they have also realised the futility of this and damaging their own property and targeting police which also belongs to their own society besides the fatigue factor and action against top commanders,” he said.

The police chief said there has been an improvement of the situation in Kashmir due to demonetisation, arrest of terror supporters and increase in political activity.

“At many places, it was militancy driven. Besides the role of demonetisation and many other factors, including the administrative action against instigators and slapping cases against those who were involved in sabotage peace has also contributed to it.”

“There was no single factor responsible but all of them were instrumental in (in dip in stone-pelting and improvement in situation in Kashmir)”, he added.

Apart from these, detention under the Public Safety Act also helped, he said.

“I will also give credit to resumption of political activity. Slowly political activity has picked up and that also played its role. After all political people are also playing a positive role. All these things contributed to the improvement in the situation,” he added.

Asked whether the change in situation has been brought about due to the “iron fist in velvet glove” policy, he said “Yes.”

The police chief said there has been a tremendous success as far as “operation allout” is concerned.

“The credit goes to officers and jawans who were working in the fields. There is very good coordination among police, Army and other security agencies,” he said.

“Most of the top leadership of HM and LeT has been neutralised except a few odd. It is a huge success. I think roughly 170 militants have been eliminated this year. This is record of last ten years...except 4 to 5 commanders, rest of commanders have been eliminated,” the DGP said.

He, however, said that a new phenomenon of suicide attacks by JeM has been observed.

“We have eliminated nine militants of them -- three in Pulwama, three in BSF camp attack in Srinagar and three only yesterday,” Vaid said.

Next Article: Rape case filed against Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalya's saint
JNU professor accused of sexual harassment granted bail  
Can’t declare anyone as dead without proof: Sushma Swaraj  
BCom students get compulsory questions on Modi’s policies  
Goa Congress chief quits, says "inspired" by Rahul Gandhi's speech  
Rajinikanth rebuffs reports of connection with BJP  
Rahul Gandhi takes on BJP for waiving loans of the rich  
Swaraj denies harassment of lone survivor from Iraq  
No rules changed for railway job aspirants, says Fadnavis  
Surat: 3 held for attempting to derail train  
I had been saying all 39 others were dead: Lone survivor Harjit Masih  
JNU dean files FIR against students alleging assault  
Class 9 student threatens to rape, throw acid on classmate  
Stalin urges TN govt. to stop Ram Rajya Rath Yatra  
Sasikala granted 15-day bail for husband's funeral  
39 Indians missing in Iraq killed: EAM  
VK Sasikala's husband passes away at 75  
Intimidation of Indian High Commission officials in Pak goes unabated  
Kejriwal apologises to Kapil Sibal  
SC notice to Talwars in Aarushi murder case  
Kejriwal expresses 'regret' to Gadkari over statements  
Lalu Prasad Yadav pronounced guilty in fourth fodder scam case  
Banchhada, community that celebrates birth of girls, but sadly for flesh trade  
Raj Thackeray critises Sridevi's state funeral  
LS, RS disrupted, protests continue  
TDP, YSR Congress to push for no-confidence motion in Parliament Monday  
Can there be conspiracy behind the move to shift India-West Indies one-day cricket match from Thiruvananthapuram to Kochi?
No opinion
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy