Militancy graph has risen in Jammu-Kashmir: Omar

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Nagrota (Jammu and Kashmir), May 11 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday admitted that the graph of militancy has risen in the region as compared to the last year.

Speaking on the sidelines of a function of former Defence personnel at Nagrota, around 25 kilometres from Jammu, the CM attributed several reasons for this rise in the militancy while asserting that the security personnel are alert to counter the threats posed by militants.

"As compared to last year, the graph of militancy has increased this year, but this is because we are [now] getting intelligence inputs about their presence and we are trying to catch them," said Omar Abdullah.

"Last year, we used to wait for them but now we have planned that we will not wait for their action. Whenever we will get actionable intelligence we will launch our operations," he added.mar Abdullah opined that the acts of stone pelting are against the flag of the country and not the state government. On this score, he said the state government is trying to curb the activity of stone pelting by offering better future to the youth of the state.

"Stone pelting is not against the state government this is against the flag of the country. These are those people who want to disturb the atmosphere of the country. Before they were using guns but know they are using different methods," added Omar Abdullah.

A civilian Shafiq Ahmed Sheikh was killed in Srinagar city on April 30, when stone-pelters attacked a bus he was travelling in, while on way to work. (ANI)

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