"There has been an improvement in peace and security situation in the state during the last more than five and a half years. 80 percent reduction has been achieved in the militancy related incidents," the Chief Minister said in his Independence Day message.
Omar said all schools and hospitals, which had been occupied by security forces, have been vacated.
"1000 private buildings, 300 government buildings, 40 hotels and 30 industrial units have also been cleared from the security forces' occupation," he said.
Omar said about 350 youth have returned to the state from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir under his government's rehabilitation policy.
"Rehabilitation policy has been introduced for the youth who had crossed the LoC and wanted to return back to normal life. 350 youth have returned under this policy so far," he said.
The Chief Minister said Passport Policy has been made people-friendly and No Objection Certificates for three lakh passports had been accorded during the last five years.     

"1850 youth have been benefited under the Amnesty Policy. Warrants under Public Safety Act (PSA) have been brought down 50 percent in last about six years from 2500 in 2008 to 1420 by now," he said.

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