Jammu: The government on Tuesday informed the Legislative Assembly (LA) that 71 civilians and 49 police personnel were killed during the past two years in the state.
The government further said that 174 civilians and 134 police personnel were also injured during the past two years in the militancy related incidents.
This was revealed in a written reply to a joint query raised by MLA Mian Altaf Ahmad and Devender Rana in the assembly.
The Chief Minister (CM) Mehbooba Mufti in her written reply informed the House that there was increase in the killing and injuries to the civilians as well as police personnel from 2016 to 2017.
Giving details, she said 51 civilians were killed in 2017 while as in 2016 the number was only 20.
“32 police personnel or SPOs were killed during 2017 while as the number of such incidents was only 17 in 2016,” CM Mehbooba Mufti in her written reply informed the House.
Similarly, 108 civilians got killed in the year 2017 while as the number of such incidents was only 66.
“84 police personnel were injured in 2017 while the number was only 50 in 2016,” the government reply reads.
Interestingly, south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has witnessed highest number of 39 civilian injuries followed by Anantnag at 21 and Srinagar witnessed 17 injuries respectively.
“35 police personnel were injured in Srinagar during 2017 followed by 12 in Pulwama,” Mehbooba in her written reply said.
The government further said Rs one lakh was paid as compensation to next of kins (NoKs) in case of death of police personnel while as Rs 75000 was paid in case of permanent disability to the personnel and Rs 10000 in case of partial disability.
The CM further informed the House that it has adopted a ‘Central Scheme for Assistance to Civilian Victim or Family of Victims of Terrorist, Communal Violence and Cross border firing and Mine/IED blasts on Indian Territory.’
“Under the scheme government provides Rs 5 lakh to the family in the event of death or permanent incapacitation of the victim,” the government reply reads.