Dip in militancy related incidents in J&K under Guvernor’s rule: Centre

PTI
New Delhi, Publish Date: Jul 23 2018 1:20AM | Updated Date: Jul 23 2018 1:20AM
Dip in militancy related incidents in J&K under Guvernor’s rule: CentreFile Photo

Incidents of militancy have come down in Jammu and Kashmir substantially ever since the state has been placed under Governor's rule but stone pelting have increased marginally, official data show.

According to the data compiled by the Union home ministry, there has been a decrease in attacks carried out by the militants since June 16 to July 15 in comparison to the month of Ramadhan when the suspension of operations was in force.

While the suspension of operations was announced for a month with the beginning of Ramadhan on May 16, Governor's rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on June 20 after the BJP withdrew support to the Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government in the state.

As many as 47 militancy related incidents took place in past one month, but the number of such incidents during the suspension of operations in previous month was 80, half of which were grenade throwing and random firing. 

Fourteen militants and five forces personnel were killed during the Governor's rule as compared to 24 militants and 10 forces personnel killed during the suspension of operations. 

During the one month of Governor's rule, 95 cases of stone pelting were reported while during the one month of ceasefire, 90 incidents were reported.

As many as seven civilians were killed in operations carried out by the forces during Governor's rule as compared to four civilian deaths during the one month of suspension of operations.

 

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