40 Civilians Killed, 72 Injured This Year: Govt

SRINAGAR: As many as 40 civilians have been killed and 72 injured in Jammu and Kashmir in militancy-related incidents till November 15 this year, the government informed Parliament on Tuesday.

In a written reply in Lok Sabha, MoS Nityanand Rai said that “Forty civilians killed, 72 injured in Jammu and Kashmir till Nov 15 this year. 35 personnel of the security forces, including Jammu and Kashmir Police, were killed in such incidents till November 15 and 86 were injured.”

The government has taken proactive operations against militants, identification and arrest of overground workers/supporters of militancy, action against members of banned organizations, intensified night patrolling and checking at Nakas, arrangements through appropriate deployment, coordination meetings amongst security agencies, high level of alertness maintained by the security forces and legal action in cases of militant funding, to protect the civilians.


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