Govt's anti-terror drive has been highly successful: Chidambaram

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New Delhi, Dec.2 (ANI): The Government's anti-terror campaign has been highly successful in the country and there has been significant reduction in the troops deployment in Jammu and Kashmir.

Union Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram while speaking on internal security in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday said that the Government's anti terror campaign has proved to be highly successful.

About Jammu and Kashmir, Chidambaram said the incidents of terrorism have been the lowest in Jammu and Kashmir in 2009. Besides, a significant amount of troop reduction has been done in J-K.

On Naxal problem in the country, the Home Minister said: "Government will talk to any organization including ULFA if the abjure violence."The Home Minister also said that he would give utmost attention towards restoration of interrupted academic session, which has been affected by the separatists' activities in Manipur.

However, Chidambaram had to face flak by the Opposition for repeatedly using the word "Hindu terrorism".

While talking about Government approach towards any form of terrorism cause by any group irrespective of its religious colour, Chidambram said: "The Government maintains zero tolerance for terrorism inspired by religion, may it be Islam or may it be Hindu."

Chidambaram was immediately pointed out by BJP's Prakash Javadekar and S.S. Ahluwalia and other BJP members for his repeated usage of the word of "Hindu terrorists" during his statement on internal security issue.

"When the investigation is on how could you say it would reveal the Hindu 'terrorists', "Javdekar asked Chidambaram over his Hindu terrorist remark.

Another BJP leader Ahluwalia questioned Chidambaram how could he generalize the entire community over an alleged act of a few individuals.

"For act of a few individuals, you cannot blame the entire community," said S.S.Ahluwalia in the Rajya Sabha. (ANI)

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