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J&K is passing through last phase of militancy: Jitendra

J&K is passing through last phase of militancy: Jitendra
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Union minister Jitendra Singh said today that militancy in Jammu and Kashmir was in its “last phase” and that “militants are on the run”.

“They (militants) are on the run and are under tremendous pressure. I am sure that this is going to be the last phase of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir,” he told reporters here.

Singh was replying to a volley of questions on the recent killings of militants in Kashmir Valley.

“Police and security forces are doing a commendable job. What is more praiseworthy is that the special operation group of J&K Police is cooperating and working shoulder to shoulder in these operations,” he said.

The minister said that the forces had been successful in effecting a positive change in the security situation.

Replying to a question about Pakistan making desperate attempts to keep the pot of militancy boiling in the state, Singh said, “This speaks of their (Pakistan) helplessness and despair.”

“The longer Pakistan continues to remain in denial mode, the more it is risking its own security and its own existence,” he added.

On the Supreme Court judgement on the issue of Rohingya immigrants, the minister said, “As far as the BJP and its government are concerned, we are very clear about it…The security concern is the prime concern for all of us including those of us who have stakes in Jammu and Kashmir, where you have a sizable population of Rohingyas.”

He said it was “not the right interpretation” to say that Rohingyas are not to be deported from India.

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