In a written reply to a question in the House, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir said that 838 terrorists were neutralised by security forces in the state from 2014 to 2018. "1,213 terrorist incidents have taken place in the state during the same period," he added.
Apart from Jammu and Kashmir, six incidents involving terrorists were reported from other parts of the country during the same period in which 11 civilians lost their lives and seven terrorists were neutralised, Union Minister Ahir stated in the Lower House of Parliament.
Union Minister Ahir said that to tackle the situation, the government has adopted 'zero tolerance policy' towards terrorism and 'effective response is being given by security forces to counter terrorist activities.'
"Since police and public order are state subjects," the minister said, "prevention, detection, and investigation of such crimes are being done through their law enforcement machinery.
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