49 militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir since Article-370 abrogation



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People raise pro-freedom slogans during the funeral of militant Irfan Ahmad Bhat who was killed on Saturday evening in an encounter with government forces in Shopian. Photograph by Vikar Syed for The Kashmir Walla

Srinagar: Ever since the abrogation of Article-370 in Jammu and Kashmir, a total of 79 militancy-related incidents have taken place Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

However, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said, no major militant attack took place in the hinterland of the country between August 5, 2019 and March 10, 2020.

Altogether 79 incidents have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir during the period from August 5, 2019 to March 10, 2020, in which 49 militants have been killed, he said during Question Hour.

Replying to another question, Reddy said the investigation into the February 2019  attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir was still on.

“After the Pulwama attack, 82  force personnel (including 40 CRPF personnel in Pulwama) have laid their lives in fight against militancy in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

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