Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday that militancy has entered its last phase in Jammu and Kashmir and the militants are now on the run.

Talking to reporters here, he said militants are under tremendous pressure from the security forces in the state.

“I am sure militancy has entered its last phase in the state. Police and the security forces are doing a commendable job.

“What is more praiseworthy is that the special operations group (SOG) of J&K Police is cooperating and working shoulder to shoulder with the security forces in operations against the militants”, he said.

He said Pakistan’s desperate efforts to keep militancy alive in the state speaks of its hopelessness and despair.

“The longer Pakistan continues to support militancy and remains in denial mode, it (Pakistan) is risking its own security and existence,” he said.

Replying a question about the apex court decision concerning Rohingyas living in India, Jitendra Singh said: “As far the BJP and its government is concerned, security of the country is the prime concern especially in light of the fact that a sizable population of Rohingyas is living in Jammu.”