179 civilians killed, 377 wounded in past five years

Jammu: At least 179 civilians were killed and 377 others wounded in militancy related incidents in last five years in Jammu and Kashmir, government said on Saturday.
In a written reply to a question of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLA, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said 179 civilians and 250 troopers were killed from 2009 to January 2014 in 1191 various incidents of violence.
Omar, who also holds portfolio of Home, said that 377 civilians and 555 troops were wounded during this period.
Omar further said that 71 civilians and 79 troopers were killed in 385 incidents of violence in 2009 while 119 civilians and 120 troopers suffered injuries.
He said during 2010, in 368 militancy-related incidents, 47 civilians and 69 troops were killed while 106 civilians and 229 troopers were injured.
In 2011, he said, the number of incidents of violence fell to 195 in which 31 civilians and 33 troops were killed while 65 civilians and 62 troops were injured.
Omar said 15 civilians and 15 troops were killed in 2012 while 56 civilians and 65 troops were injured in 124 militancy-related incidents.
He said in 2013, 15 civilians and 53 troops were killed while 31 civilians and 74 troops were injured in 113 incidents of violence.
The chief minister said in 2014 upto January 31, six incidents of violence had been reported in which one trooper was killed and five injured.
He said no civilian casualties were witnessed in 2014 so far.
Omar also said that 1212 cases had been registered against youth indulging in stone throwing incidents during 2010 uprising and 89 cases during 2011.
About his assurance on the floor of the house about the amnesty to youth, Omar said amnesty had been granted in 230 cases of year 2010 and 1811 cases of 2011.
He said of those cases, 228 had been withdrawn while proceedings in two other cases were under process.
Omar said the amnesty scheme does not provide for grant of amnesty to youth involved in heinous crimes or those involved in arson and damage to public property and such cases could not be considered for withdrawal.