`Over 100 died in terrorist activities in J&K this year`

About 105 security personnel and civilians were killed in terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir till October this year as against 123 during the same period last year, the government said Tuesday.

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010, 17:56 PM IST

New Delhi: About 105 security personnel
and civilians were killed in terrorist activities in Jammu and
Kashmir till October this year as against 123 during the same
period last year, the government said Tuesday.

"In the state of Jammu and Kashmir there were 432
incidents upto October 31, 2010 in which 66 security force
personnel and 39 civilians have been killed, as compared to
437 incidents during the corresponding period of 2009, in
which 52 security force personnel and 71 civilians were
killed," Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken
told Lok Sabha today.

He said available reports indicate that Pakistan or
Pakistan occupied Kashmir based ISI sponsored terrorist
outfits have been involved in a number of terrorist incidents.

"There are also reports of Indian Insurgent Groups
(IIGs) leaders maintaining links with operatives of Pakistan`s
ISI, especially those based in Bangladesh and Thailand," he
said in a written reply.

According to the minister, a total of 660 incidents
have taken place during the period in north eastern states.

"The number of civilians killed, in the northeastern
region, up to October 31, 2010 is 65 as compared to 225
civilians killed during the corresponding period of 2009.

"Similarly the number of security forces personnel
killed upto October 31, 2010 in the North East Region is 18,
whereas 36 security forces personnel were killed during the
corresponding period in 2009," Maken said.

The minister said that the government has been, on a
continuing basis, reviewing the security arrangements in the
light of the emerging challenges, and a number of important
decisions and measures like augmentation of strength of
Central Paramilitary Forces, establishments of NSG hubs and
tighter immigration control have been taken.

PTI