‘698 politicians among 13,215 civilians killed in JK’
Jammu, Mar 31: Jammu and Kashmir government today said that 13,215 civilians, including 698 politicians, were killed in militant attacks in the state since 1990.
At least 13,215 civilians, including 698 politicians and political leaders and workers, were killed by militants since 1990 in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said in a written reply in Legislative Council here today.
Giving a break up, he said that 12,517 civilians and 698 politicians and political leaders and workers were killed between 1990 to February 25, 2011.
He said the highest number of 1,275 civilians were killed in 1996 and highest number of 101 political leaders and workers were killed in 2002.
In 2010, there was a decrease in killings as 33 civilians and 4 politicians were killed as compared to 59 civilians and 3 politicians in 2009, he said.
In two months period of current year, 4 civilians and a political activists were killed.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 1 Apr 2011 00:00:00 IST
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