Terrorists On The Run, Militancy Is In Its Last Phase In J&K: Jitendra Singh

| October 15 , 2017 , 10:37 IST

In the wake of the security forces securing a significant victory in Jammu and Kashmir, by killing dreaded Lashkar-e-Toiba affiliated terrorist Waseem Shah in an encounter in Ganderbal on Saturday, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that in Jammu and Kashmir, militancy was in its 'last phase' and that ‘militants are on the run’.

“They (militants) are on the run and are under tremendous pressure. I am sure that this is going to be the last phase of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh said.

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“Police and security forces are doing a commendable job. What is more praiseworthy is that the special operation group of J&K Police is cooperating and working shoulder to shoulder in these operations,” he continued.

“Life span of every terrorist has been shortened,” Singh said.

Referring to reports of Pakistan providing a safe haven for terrorists, Singh said, “The longer Pakistan continues to remain in denial mode, the more it is risking its own security and its own existence.”

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Pakistan has been facing pressure from the international community to take action against terrorism and the safe havens for terrorists that are located on its soil.

Despite security forces in Jammu and Kashmir neutralising terrorists and infiltrators on a regular basis, recent reports suggested that Al-Qaeda commander Zakir Musa recently helped 12 terrorists cross the border from Pakistan into India with the intention to carry out a terror strike in Kashmir.