100 militants, 16 civilians killed in JK this year: Home Ministry

100 militants, 16 civilians killed in JK this year: Home Ministry
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Srinagar: A hundred militants have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir in the first six months of 2018, while 43 government forces’ personnel have also been killed during the same time, the Home Ministry told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
A total of 256 incidents of violence have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir in just six months of 2018, the data presented by Minister of State for Home, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, said.
Ahir informed that 100 militants, 43 security personnel, and 16 civilians have been killed in the 256 incidents of violence in the strife-torn state between January 1 and July 8.
The data mentioned that 342 and 322 incidents of violence were reported in 2017 and 2016, respectively.
It said a total of 213 militants, 80 security personnel, and 40 civilians were killed in 2017 while 150 militants, 82 security personnel and 15 civilians were killed in 2016 in incidents of violence.
In a written response, the Home Ministry said that two youths from Indian states outside J&K were found involved in stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir Valley.
“As per reports, two youths from other states of the country have been found involved in stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir and in this regard two separate FIRs have been registered in 2018,” the response reads.
Earlier, BJP National Vice President and Rajya Sabha member Prabhat Jha had tabled a question asking whether there had been a decline in “terror incidents” in Jammu and Kashmir. He had sought details from the Home Ministry.