4812 Civilians, 2219 Troopers Killed In 10 Years2 January 2011
New Delhi: At least 7,031 persons including 4812 civilians were killed in militancy related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir during last 10 years. “4,812 civilians and 2,219 force personnel have lost their lives since 2001 to August 2010 in Jammu and Kashmir,” the Home Ministry said in reply to an RTI query. The ministry said many areas of the State witnessed several incidents of violence in terms of stone pelting, violent protests, encounters with armed militants and terror attacks in the recent past resulting in death of and injuries to civilians and securitymen. 'Law and order is a State subject and measures are taken by the Jammu and Kashmir Government to maintain peace and public order,' the Home Ministry said. Exercising his Right to Information, Ashwini Shrivastava had asked the Ministry to give details of casualties due to stone pelting and terror or infiltration attempts by the militants since 2001 to till date.