The government said on Tuesday that a total of 42 terrorist organizations, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, have been banned from engaging in terrorism activities.
Giving information in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kishan Reddy said that between 2018 and 2020, 635 terrorists have been killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, while 115 common people were killed in the same period.
The Minister said that 42 organizations have been declared as terrorist organizations and their names have been included in the First Schedule to the Prevention of Activities Against Law Act 1967.
“Terrorism in India has been largely sponsored from across the border,” he said. The government was informed that in the year 2018, 03 people died in other parts of the country.
Whereas till 2019, 2020 and 15 February 2021 no terrorist was killed nor any common citizen was killed in other parts of the country.
A total of 594 terrorist violence incidents were reported in 2019, 244 were witnessed in 2020 while a total of 15 such incidents were reported up to February 2021, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in Lok Sabha.
In 2020, 221 terrorists were killed while 37 civilians died. At the same time, by February 15, 2021, 3 terrorists were killed and 1 civilian was killed. Reddy gave this information in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.
In response to a separate question, Reddy’s colleague in the MHA MoS Nityanand Rai said 61 cases of infiltration were reported along the Indo-Pakistan border in the last two years, 1,045 infiltrations along the Indo-Bangladesh border and 63 along the Indo-Nepal border.