The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday informed the assembly that 69 people including 35 security personnel were killed and 199 injured in militancy- related incidents and Pakistani firing in the state this year.
The Army Monday downplayed the recent incidents of violence and reports of youths joining militancy, especially in south Kashmir, stating that the situation was largely stable and the media was just indulging in wishful thinking.
Posters of threat, believed to be circulated by Hizbul Mujhaideen surfaced on Friday in some areas of Pulwama district of Kashmir, asking beauty parlours to shut business and people to stay away from "immoral activities" like drug abuse.
China on Wednesday dismissed as "completely groundless" the media reports accusing its army officials of having links with a militant group involved in an attack on Indian troops in Manipur that left 18 soldiers dead.
Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday said achievements in the operations against militants have created an environment to find a meaningful and sustainable closure of military efforts to end militancy in the country.
Indian Army on Tuesday said there were lessons to be learnt from yesterday's militant attacks in Kashmir that claimed lives of three policemen, but dismissed suggestions that militancy in the Valley was resurging.
It has been 25 years since the Kashmiri Pandits fled from the Valley following outbreak of militancy, but the memories of the terror they faced and the pain of leaving everything they owned is still afresh.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said the threat of militancy will soon be eliminated from the country with all political parties demonstrating unity against terrorism after the Peshawar attack.
The Garo Hills region of Meghalaya witnessed unrest throughout 2014 with militant groups fighting a turf war over creation of separate homelands besides being pounded by floods but a peace pact signed with two outfits provided a glimmer of hope in the northeastern state.