Militant incidents, stone pelting, loss of lives significantly reduced in J&K from August 5, 2019: MHA

Militant incidents, stone pelting, loss of lives significantly reduced in J&K from August 5, 2019: MHA

 

NEW DELHI: Militant incidents in Jammu & Kashmir fell by 53% and stone-pelting cases by 56% during the 393 days between abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019 and August 31, 2020, as compared to the same period spanning from July 7, 2018 to August 4, 2019, the home ministry told Rajya Sabha on Monday.

In reply to question, MoS(home) G Kishan Reddy said 206 militant incidents were recorded and 310 stone pelting cases registered in J&K between August 5, 2019 and August 31, 2020, down from 443 terrorist incidents and 703 stone pelting cases between July 7, 2018 and August 4, 2019.

Civilians and security forces personnel killed in militant incidents across J&K came down to 45 from 54 and to 49 from 125, respectively, in the 393 days after abrogation as against the 393 preceding days when Article 370 and Article 35A were in force.

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