Jammu & Kashmir is now a tourist hotspot than a terrorist hotspot: MHA report

Jammu and Kashmir has turned into a tourism hotspot from a terorism hotspot  and the security forces have gained a “complete control” on terrorism in the union territory now, the MHA year-end report states.

“There has been about 54 per cent reduction in terrorist incidents, 84 percent in the deaths of security forces and about 22 per cent in the recruitment of terrorists,” the report says quoting union home minister Amit Shah..

“The number of terror incidents has decreased from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021, while the number of security forces personnel martyred has reduced from 91 in 2018 to 42 in 2021,” the MHA document said.

The report further quotes Shah as saying that under the rule of three families for 70 years, only Rs. 15,000 crore investment came into Jammu and Kashmir and the prime minister Narendra Modi has brought investment of Rs. 56,000 crore in just three years.

Under the Prime Minister’s Development Package in Jammu, Shah also said, about 63 projects have been built at a cost of Rs 80,000 crore, in hydroelectricity, the work of Kiru project at a cost of Rs 4,287 crore is under progress.

“Earlier it was a terrorist hotspot and today it has become a tourist Hotspot, in Kashmir Valley, earlier maximum 6 lakh tourists used to visit every year, whereas this year till now 22 lakh tourists have visited, this has given employment to thousands of youth,” the report says.