Srinagar: The legislative assembly on Monday contradicted chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s statement claiming no civilian has been killed in the Kashmir Valley since he took over in March this year.
In response to a question in the Legislative Council, minister for Horticulture, Hajj and Auqaf, Abdul Rehman Veeri said that between March 2015 and September 23 this year, three civilians had been killed and 41 were injured in “various incidents of clashes and protests in the state”.
Recently, Mufti told a gathering that no civilian has been killed by government forces in his six-month tenure.
However, Mufti himself had called for a special inquiry, which resulted in the suspension of two policemen who had murdered a boy on the street in Narbal during a protest against the arrest of Hurriyat leader Masrat Alam in April.
Veeri also said that 484 government forces and 43 Indian forces were also injured during this period.
29 people detained under Public Safety: 2 militants, 3 pro-freedom leaders, 3 ‘stone pelters’, 7 ‘over ground workers’ (of militants), 5 habitual criminals and 9 drug peddlers.