Lowest Violence In JK In 2012

Lowest Violence In JK In 2012

27 December 2012
PTI


Srinagar: 2012 has seen the lowest militancy related violence in the State since the outbreak of militancy over two decades ago with 95 deaths reported in such incidents across Jammu and Kashmir this year. A recent report on militancy compiled by the State Home Ministry upto November end this year revealed that 2012 saw lowest violence in 23 years long militancy in Jammu and Kashmir. “Of the 118 militancy related incidents, there have been 28 incidents of hurling of grenade, five explosions, 33 incidents of random firing, 44 incidents of cross-firing, 2 arsons cases and five arms snatching cases this year,” it said. The report disclosed that at least 95 people including 23 civilians, 14 police and security men and 58 militants were killed this year. “At least 173 people killed in the State last year. These included 40 civilians, 33 security men and 100 militants,” the report stated. It said there was a fall in the militancy related incidents from 368 in 2010 to 195 in 2011 also. “As many as 69 security men, 41 civilians and 229 militants were killed in 2010”. The statistics further revealed that 2009 saw death of 79 civilians in the violence. “72 security men including 11 policemen, 47 army men, 13 special police officers (SPOs) and a village defence committee member (VDC) were killed in 2009,” it added.