Increase in terrorism, political killings during BJP Govt: Vikramaditya

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 15: Alleging that the BJP had failed to provide stability to people of J&K on all fronts including political, economic and security, former MLC and Congress leader, Vikramaditya Singh today said that terror incidents have risen sharply in Jammu & Kashmir since the BJP took over charge at the Centre in 2014.
In a statement, Vikramaditya said that the State witnessed and suffered deadly terror attacks including the attacks in Uri, Nagrota and Pulwama in the last five years. He said that the administration had failed to answer how the biggest security lapse took place, where over 80 kilos of RDX was brought into the State by terrorists and used in a suicide attack, in which 44 CRPF jawans martyred in Pulwama.
The Congress leader also added that the BJP was responsible for the implementation of the failed unilateral ceasefire policy with terrorists in Kashmir Valley during which civilians and security personnel were killed. He also reminded the people of the failure of BJP Government to provide adequate and proper bunkers for the Jammu border residents, which was promised by PM Modi in 2014.
“Since 2014, several credible reports including Government information have shown that the number of terror incidents saw a rise of 176 percent while the number of security personnel martyred and civilians killed in such attacks has grown by 83 percent,” he said adding that on an average eleven terrorists infiltrated every month between 2014 and 2018.
Vikramaditya mentioned that in the last 58 months, Pakistan committed more than 5,000 ceasefire violations at the Line of Control and International Border, which is a whopping 1000 percent increase compared to the last 58 months of the UPA Government. The Congress leader further alleged that more than 448 jawans have been martyred in Jammu & Kashmir alone, while 280 civilians have died in Pakistan-sponsored terror attacks.
Expressing serious concern over the attacks on security forces not only in Jammu & Kashmir but across the country in the past five years, Vikramaditya questioned the government policy on terrorism and Pakistan, and said that the Modi Government had failed on the policy of zero tolerance to terrorism and on the national security front.