Abrogation of Article 370 ended terrorism, stone pelting in J-K: Ghulam Nabi Azad
8 May, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Sunday that the repeal of Article 370 put an end to terrorism and stone-pelting from the erstwhile State.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, the current leader of the Democratic Progressive Azad Party and a former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, said on Sunday that the repeal of Article 370 put an end to terrorism and stone-pelting from the erstwhile State.
“There are many things that the centre should not have done here like removing Article 370, it was not in the interest of the people here but one thing is for sure, it has ended terrorism and stone pelting. The incidents that happened in Rajouri and Poonch are a matter of concern. Terrorism is not in anyone’s interest,” Azad told reporters here. Meanwhile, a massive search operation which began on Friday to hunt down terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri continued on Sunday.
“Search operation to track down terrorists underway in the Kandi area of Rajouri,” officials said.
Five soldiers died in all during the anti-terror operation on May 5 in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir’s Kandi neighbourhood.
The five soldiers were killed while participating in “Operation Trinetra,” a joint anti-terror effort between the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) of the Indian Army.
In a new exchange of gunfire that took place in Kandi, Rajouri district, on Saturday, one terrorist was neutralised and another was hurt.
“One terrorist was neutralised and one likely injured” in a fresh exchange of fire in Kandi in the early hours of Saturday,” Army officials said.
Moreover, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on May 6 reached Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district to review the security situation amid the ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorists in the Kandi forest area.
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