698 politicians among 13,215 civilians killed in J&K
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Last Updated: Friday, April 01, 2011, 00:31
  
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said that 13,215 civilians, including 698 politicians, were killed in terrorist attacks in the state since 1990.

13,215 civilians, including 698 politicians and political leaders and workers, were killed by terrorists 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.

PTI


First Published: Friday, April 01, 2011, 00:31


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