New Delhi: A total of 7,031 civilians and
security force personnel have lost their lives due to violence
in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 10 years.
"4,812 civilians and 2,219 security force personnel have
lost their lives since 2001 to August 2010 in Jammu and
Kashmir," the Home Ministry said in reply to an RTI query.
Many areas of J&K have witnessed several incidents of
violence in terms of stone pelting, violent protests,
encounters with armed terrorists and terror attacks in the
recent past resulting in death of and injuries to civilians
and security men.
"Law and order is a state subject and measures are taken
by the Jammu and Kashmir government to maintain peace and
public order," the Home Ministry said.
Exercising his Right to Information, Ashwini Shrivastava
had asked the Ministry to give details of casualties due to
stone pelting and terror or infiltration attempts by the
terrorists since 2001 to till date.
The Ministry declined to share reports citing Section 8
(a) of the RTI Act which bars disclosure (of information)
which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity
of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic
interests of the State, relation with foreign State or lead to
incitement of an offence.