80% Decline in Terror Recruitment

Kashmir Magazine

Director General of Police J&K RR Swain on December 30 last year expressed satisfaction over collaborative efforts of Police and other security agencies to put an end on cycle of violence, saying “J&K has seen 80 percent decline in terror recruitment in 2023”.
Addressing a year-ender press conference at PHQ Jammu, DGP Swain as per The Kashmir Magazine said that terror ranks witnessed 80 percent decline in recruiting local youth in 2023 due to collaborative efforts of Police and other security agencies who are working in tandem to put an end on cycle of violence in Jammu and Kashmir.
“As we don’t wish to disclose the figure at this occasion but for your information only 22 recruitments took place in 2023,” DGP Swain said, and added, “J&K Police will try at every level to curb recruitment in terror ranks, besides efforts are on to put an end on the cycle of violence”.
He also said that in the ongoing fight against terrorism, 113 terrorists from different groups have been neutralized in anti-terror operations in 2023. Providing details the DGP said that there are 31 local identified terrorists active across Jammu and Kashmir. “27 local active terrorists belong to Kashmir zone while 4 from Jammu areas,” DGP said.
Figuring out achievement to put an end on hardline ideology, the DGP Swain said that two separatist organizations have been banned under UAPA this year which include Democratic Freedom Party led by Shabir Shah, and Muslim League led by Masarat Alam. He said as far as security management philosophy is concerned our war is not against only gun-wielding youth but against of that ideology as well which pushes J&K youth towards bloodshed and separatism. “Our war will continue against those who glorify and legitimize terrorist actions. We will go with the fight continue till this ideology is fully wiped out,” DGP said.
He held that during comparison of terrorist activities of previous years it has come to fore that the local terrorists are gasping for breath, while as foreigners are taking lead in number. “Important thing which came to fore is that there has been a decline in local involvement in terrorism, while foreigners are taking the front. It becomes clear that future fight will be against those who infiltrate from outside into Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.
DGP Swain was flanked by ADGP Law & Order Vijay Kumar and other top officers of J&K Police at the occasion.