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Overall improvement in J&K: Governor



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CHENNAI: There was overall improvement in Jammu and Kashmir, following the Government's crusade against corruption and efforts to provide good governance, Governor S.K. Sinha told presspersons here on Saturday.

After reviewing the Passing out Parade at the Officers Training Academy at St. Thomas Mount, Lt. Gen. (retd.) Sinha said both India and Pakistan were currently engaged in the peace process and the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was involved in talks with various groups.

While 28,000 tourists arrived in the State in 2002, six lakh came last year. He saw "light at the end of the tunnel."

Stating that the 16-year-old proxy war had made a dent on communal amity, he regretted that "Kashmiriat was eroded due to religious fundamentalism all these years." Yet, there was hope, he said. When he took over as Governor, the number of people killed due to militancy averaged 10 a day, but this had come down to two a day.