Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir on Saturday while speaking to ANI said India has inherited terrorism and Maoism from Congress. “Ye dono (Terrorism & Maoism) cheezen Congress sarkar ki ek viraasat mein desh ko mili hui hai, humen (sarkar) mili hui hai (Terrorism and Maoism were inherited by the country and us from Congress government),” he was quoted saying by the agency. He went on to add that the government is taking all the necessary steps to stop Maoism and terrorism in the country. “Jitna bhi aatankwaad ke khilaaf, Maowaad ke khilaaf mein qadam daalne hain, sab daale ja rahe hain (whatever steps have to be taken against terrorism, Maoism in the country, we are taking them), Ahir said.
Earlier in the day, Home Minister Rajnath Singh also addressed the issue of terrorism in the country and said the government situation in Kashmir has seen a lot of improvement. “I assure that we will bring an end to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and establish peace and tranquillity in the state. The situation in Kashmir has seen a lot of improvement and we can assure that the government will get the situation under control. Despite having a large Muslim population, ISIS has been unable to establish a hold in India,” Singh said when addressing the media in New Delhi.
“The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved. 368 militants have been killed between 2014-2017. In the period between 2011-2013, 239 militants had been neutralised and we assure to solve the Kashmir problem by taking the people in confidence,” Singh added.
He further added that unemployment situation in Kashmir has also improved a lot in the last few years. “Under the ‘Udaan scheme’ in Kashmir, 1912 youth had been trained and 1,519 employed from 2011-14. Our government gave training to 20, 324 youths and employed 13, 117 till date. Also Rs. 2, 000 crore packages was granted by the Central government to refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir,” Singh said.