Overall Security Scene In JK Stable: Def Ministry

Overall Security Scene In JK Stable: Def Ministry

9 April 2012
Rising Kashmir


New Delhi: The Defence Ministry Monday said the overall security situation in Jammu and Kashmir was stable but had the potential of 'deteriorating' at a very short notice. In its annual report released today, the ministry said the need of the hour was to consolidate the gains in the improved situation. 'The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been stable in 2011 with an overall reduction in violence. However, it has the potential to deteriorate at short notice,' the ministry said in its report. It said Pakistan-militant-separatist nexus continues their attempts to foment trouble with an aim to internationalise the Kashmir issue. The ministry said army and other forces are mainly credited for improving the environment through effective counter militancy operations. It noted that 56 cases of ceasefire violations took place along the Line of Control (LoC) in 2011. On northeast, the ministry said the prevailing security situation there has been stabilised and is under control and 'violence levels have subsided significantly as compared to previous years'. 'There is widespread support for peace by all sections of the society facilitating progress on developmental projects,' it said.