New Delhi, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Indian Interior Minister Shivraj Patil asserted Tuesday infiltration from the Pakistani zone to India´s Kashmir decreased 54 percent last year.
In a session of the Lower Chamber, Patil attributed this event to the building of walls on the Control Line that provisionally divides the Indian and Pakistani parts in the region divided since 1947.
The top-ranking official noted that control by security forces and the peace process designed by New Delhi and Islamabad governments also contributed to reduce infiltration, mainly of separatist groups.
The Himalayan territory has been the reason for two of the three wars between India and Pakistan.
More than one hundreds separatist groups have been active since 1989 in India´s Kashmir, demanding Kashmir’s independence or its annexation to Pakistan.