Due to ‘destabilizing activities by Pak’, Kashmir still a challenge, says Rajnath Singh

Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh on Monday said that due to the ‘destabilizing activities by Pakistan’, Kashmir is still a challenge, reported the Press Trust of India.

Talking to reporters in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, Singh said, “Kashmir is still a challenge due to destabilizing activities by neighbouring Pakistan. However, the Army, the CRPF, the J&K police and intelligence bureau men are acting in better coordination.”

Speaking about Naxal incidents, the Singh said they had dropped by 50 per cent during the last four years.

“Extremist violence in northeastern areas saw a decline of 80 per cent, “Singh added.

Lauding improvements made on the internal security front, he said, “No major terrorist incident had taken place in India during the last four-and-a-half years (of the Narendra Modi government).”

Singh said India’s economy today was counted as the world’s fastest growing.

“By 2030, the Indian economy would rank among top three economies of the world,” he said.

“The Modi government has launched the world’s largest universal health care scheme Ayushmaan Bharat which has benefitted 7.5 lakh people so far,” Singh said.

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