In Valley incidents of stone pelting down, infiltrations up
The number of terrorists that were eliminated stands at 95 this year in the Kashmir Valley. 12 civilians and 38 security personnel have lost their lives a written statement by the Union Home Ministry states.
While the number of stone pelting incidents have gone down, the infiltration bids have shot up, the statement also says. As against 18 attempts that were recorded last year, 42 were recorded this year till the month of June, the Home Ministry also said.
The MHA says, 583 cases have been registered this year against 2897 cases last year. The incidents of stone pelting have reduced in 2017. 664 cases of stone pelting were recorded this year as against 2808 cases in 2016. Around 8,932 people were injured because of stone pelting in 2016. 85 people lost their lives due to the violence inflicted by stone pelting in 2016 when compared to 112 in the protests that occurred in 2010, the MHA also said.
172 incidents of violence by terrorists in the state were recorded till July 9, 2017 as compared to the 322 incidents that were registered in the corresponding year of 2016.
89 security personnel were killed in 2016 as compared to 69 in 2010. Looking at the increasing violence against the security forces, the Jammu and Kashmir government has asked the centre to increase the compensation for the police personnel who die in action.