30 civilians, 76 militants killed since abrogation of Article 370: Govt

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Srinagar: Since the abrogation of Article 370 of the constitution, 126 people have been killed in violence between government forces and militant groups in Jammu and Kashmir (J-K).

From 5 August last year to 25 April, thirty civilians have been killed in the violence, Shaleen Kabra, the principal secretary of J-K home department, said in a written reply to the Supreme Court today.

The government has also claimed that the forces have killed seventy-six militants since the erstwhile state was broken into two union territories. Twenty forces’ personnel were also killed in violence during this period, Mr. Kabra added.

He added that ninety-nine such incidents have taken place in Kashmir division and another nine in Jammu division since 5 August last year.

Further, fifty-four armed personnel and 114 civilians suffered injuries during these militant-related incidents, he said. The principal secretary also said that 132 suspected militants have been arrested during this same period.

He added that 14,308 civilians, 5,292 armed personnel, and 22,536 militants have been killed in violence in the erstwhile state of J-K since 1990.

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