J&K: Militancy dip results in 50% fall in killings

Dip in militancy-related incidents has resulted in 50 per cent decrease in casualties among civilian and security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir this year

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2011, 16:05 PM IST

Jammu: Dip in militancy-related incidents has
resulted in 50 per cent decrease in casualties among civilian
and security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir this year,
according to a state Home Ministry report.

"There has been a decrease in the killing of the
civilians and security personnel in the militancy-related
incidents in Jammu and Kashmir this year as compared to last
year," a senior Police officer said.

This is because of the improved security set-up, pressure
maintained on the militants and the elimination of the
militant leadership by security agencies.

As many as 158 people, including 99 terrorists killed
this year up to November 15, there were 323 people killed in
Jammu and Kashmir last year during the same period, showing a
dip in killings by over 55 per cent, as per the statistics.

Giving further details, it said as against 40 civilian
killed up to November 15 last year, as many as 28 civilian
died this year during the same period.

Similarly, against 66 security force personnel killed in
2010, only 31 died this year and 99 militants were killed this
year against 217 last year.

There has been nearly 50 per cent fall in
militancy-related incidents this year in the state with no
such activities taking place in 3 districts and 13 others
registering just single digit terrorism cases. The official said, "there was a fall in militancy-related
incidents from 336 in 2010 to 179 this year up to November 15.
It shows nearly 50 per cent dip".

Of the 179 cases, Jammu witnessed 27 incidents and
Kashmir 152.

As per official statistics, 13 districts have witnessed
less than 10 militancy cases this year, while no such incident
occurred in Reasi, Samba and Kathua districts in Jammu region.

In Kashmir valley, Budgam witnessed three terrorism cases
followed by four in Kulgam, five in Anantnag and eight each in
Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora.

In Jammu region, Kishtwar witnessed eight such cases,
Ramban (5), Doda (6), Poonch (4), Rajouri (2) and one each in
Jammu and Udhampur districts.

Attacks directed against security forces too saw a dip
from 69 cases in 2010 to 36 up to November this year.
There is around 50 per cent decrease in the grenade
attacks, explosions and rocket attacks this year up to
November 15 as compared to the corresponding figure last year.

There were 11,961 grenade attacks and explosions in the
past 20-year period, 6,242 hurling of grenade incidents and
5,719 IED explosions reported since January 1990, it said.
Highest number of 821 grenade attacks were reported in
1994 and the highest number of 1,280 explosions took place in
1990.

PTI