At least 14 women, including four local and 10 Amarnath pilgrims, have been killed and 12 others injured either at sites of gunfights or during attacks on the police from May 2016 till December 11 this year, the police data has revealed.
In 2017, at least 13 women have been killed and 11 others injured during one gunfight and an attack on a bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims in Anantnag district where the highest number of 11 casualties has been reported during the year.
According to the data compiled by the police, Tahira, a resident of Batpora was killed during a gunfight in Brinti-Batpora in Dialgam area of Anantnag district on January 1, while 10 women pilgrims were killed during a militant attack on a bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims at Batingoo, Anantnag, on July 10. Seven other women pilgrims have also been injured during the Batengoo attack while one woman named Sumit Kour, a resident of Chattisinghpora, was wounded in an attack at bus stand Anantnag on July 3.
In district Kupwara, the data says, one woman named Kaneeza Akhter was killed at a site of gunfight in the district on March 15 while another woman Misra Begum was killed in another gunfight site at Handwara on 11 December.
In Pulwama, a woman Shaista Akther was killed during a gunfight in 14 February 2016 at Lelhar village, while another woman Sakeena, was injured in a gunfight site in Hakripora village in the district in August this year.
In Shopian, Ruby Jan alias Beauty (not included in data) was killed during a gunfight in Batmuran village on past Tuesday while another woman Khushboo Jan was injured on 9th September (the data has not mentioned how).
In district Baramulla, one woman Sakina from Kalgi Uri has been injured on 29 September this year during a gunfight and in Budgam one woman was injured in a grenade attack and later identified as Jawaharia.
Of 14 woman killed, the cases of six are under investigation, the data, a copy of which is with Greater Kashmir, reads.
In Srinagar, Ganderbal, Leh, Kargil, Kulgam, Awantipora and Sopore, no casualties of women have been reported so far, according to the data.