11,566 injured in stone-pelting incidents
New Delhi: As many as 72 civilians and 201 security personnel were killed in militancy related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015-17, GoI minister Hansraj Ahir said on Tuesday.
Ahir said this in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha. Replying to another question, Ahir said there were 342 incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir in 2017, in which 80 security personnel were killed. As many as 213 militants were also killed.
There were 133 encounters in 2017, and 97 militants were also arrested last year.
In 2018, so far, there were 28 incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir in which four security personnel and eight militants were killed.
In 2016, there were 322 incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir in which 82 security personnel and 150 militants were killed.
There were 101 encounters and 79 militants were arrested in the state in 2016, he said.
Meanwhile, as many as 11,566 security personnel were injured in 4,736 stone-pelting incidents in the Kashmir valley during the last three years, the Jammu and Kashmir government said on Tuesday.
Two policemen and 110 civilians also lost their lives during these incidents, it added.
In a written reply to a question by Congress MLC Naresh Kumar Gupta in the legislative council on Tuesday, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that as many as 9,670 police personnel and 1,896 security forces personnel were injured in 4,736 incidents of stone-pelting during 2015, 2016 and 2017.
“The year 2016 saw 9,235 personnel getting injured in stone-pelting, the highest figure for these three years. There were 1,198 such incidents in 2017 and 1,690 security personnel were injured. In 2015, 641 security personnel were injured in 730 incidents in 2015,” the chief minister said.
As many as 110 civilians and 2 policemen were killed during these incidents in 2015, 2016 and 2017, she said.