37 civilians, 86 forces personnel killed in 587 incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018: MHA

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37 civilians and 86 forces personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018 while 589 incidents of violence occurred  so far this year, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Union minister of state for home Hansraj Ahir also said 238 militants were killed by the forces in Jammu and Kashmir till December 2, 2018.

“There are instances of stone pelting during anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir. The state government has reported that 759 cases have been registered against stone pelters in 2018,” he said replying to a written question.

There were 587 incidents of violence in the state till December 2 this year in which 86 forces’ personnel and 37 civilians were also killed.

In the corresponding period in 2017, there were 329 incidents of militant violence in the state in which 200 militants were killed while 74 forces’ personnel and 36 civilians were also killed in these incidents.

Ahir said the violence in Jammu and Kashmir has been “sponsored and supported” from across the border and it has direct links to the infiltration. (with inputs from PTI)

 

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