40 civilians have been killed and 72 injured in Jammu and Kashmir in militancy-related incidents till 15 November this year, centre told the Parliament, Hindustan Times reported.
The details were given by minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai in response to a question in the Lok Sabha.
He also said that 35 personnel of the government forces, including Jammu and Kashmir Police, were killed in such incidents till 15 November and 86 were injured.
Rai also informed about the steps taken by the government to protect civilians from anti-militancy operations. These include proactive operations against militants, identification and arrest of over ground workers/supporters of militancy, action against members of banned organizations, intensified night patrolling and checking at Nakas, security arrangements through appropriate deployment, coordination meetings amongst security agencies, high level of alertness maintained by the government forces and legal action in cases of funding.
On Monday, the government informed the Rajya Sabha that 1,033 incidents of attacks by militants have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir in the last three years. The highest number of incidents – 594 – were reported in 2019, according to details provided by minister of state for defence Ajay Bhatt.
He also said that 196 incidents have taken place till November 15 this year.
“Number of militant attacks and number of security forces’ personnel killed in these attacks have come down in 2021 in Jammu and Kashmir in comparison with previous two years,” said Bhatt.