New Delhi: The policy focus of Government of India is ‘Zero Tolerance Against Terrorism’, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said today. In a detailed statement to the media at his residence, on the efforts of the Government to counter terrorism, Thakur said that while Government has worked on the legal front by strengthening UAPA, at the same time it has also taken steps at the enforcement level by giving National Investigation Agency a truly federal structure by introducing National Investigation Agency Act and the collective effect of these measures has been a weakening of the ecosystem of terrorism.
“The Governments resolve against terror has been displayed time and again from Surgical Strike to Balakot Strike. The action by our armed forces has caused a significant 168% drop in terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir. Similarly, we have achieved a 94% conviction rate in terror financing cases” Thakur said.
The Minister spoke at length about the efforts of the Government towards creating an atmosphere of peace in North East and said that an era of peace has dawned in North Eastern region of India since 2014 when insurgency violence has seen a sharp decline of 80 percent and civilian deaths have seen an 89 percent drop. Added to this is the achievement of surrender by six thousand militants since 2014, he underlined. The efforts of the Government to diminish capabilities of Left-wing extremists have caused a 265 percent drop in violent incidents, he further added.