Stone Pelting Incidents Significantly Reduced In J&K From August 5, 2019: MHA

SRINAGAR: Militant incidents in Jammu and Kashmir fell by 53% and stone-pelting cases by 56% during the 393 days between abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019, and August 31, 2020, as compared to the same period spanning from July 7, 2018 to August 4, 2019, the home ministry told Rajya Sabha on Monday.

In reply to a question, MoS(home) G Kishan Reddy said 206 militant incidents were recorded and 310 stone-pelting cases registered in J&K between August 5, 2019, and August 31, 2020, down from 443 militant incidents and 703 stone-pelting cases between July 7, 2018, and August 4, 2019.

Civilians and forces personnel killed in militant incidents across J&K came down to 45 from 54 and to 49 from 125, respectively, in the 393 days after abrogation as against the 393 preceding days when Article 370 and Article 35A were in force.

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