To control militancy and for the protection of life and property, the Unified Command structure was introduced in the state on January 21, 1997 with the police, army and paramilitary forces working together for anti-insurgency operations, he said.

The measures to control militant activities in the state include setting up of fixed police pickets, increased patrolling by security forces, operation in the insurgent- active areas and involving the local people in the anti-insurgency operations, Hussain added.

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