A day after Abu Dujana, former Lashkar Commander was killed in a fierce encounter in Hakripora, Pulwama on Tuesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs has declared 2017 one of the most violent years in the decade.
Minister of State for Home Hasnraj Gangaram Ahir gave a written statement in response to a question asked by Member of Parliament Naresh Aggarwal.
While the trouble torn state had seemingly reached an abyss with state witnessing strife for seven months after the killing of Burhan Wani the Hizbul Mujahideen commander by security forces on July 8.
Th terrorist related violence has been on a steady increase in the past three years with 222 incidents recorded in 2014, 208 in 2015, 322 in 2016 and 184 till July 2017.
There is an increase in the number of killings of civilians, security forces and terrorists.
While 150 terrorist were killed in JK last year, the figure stated till July end is 109. Though actual figures has already reached 117 till Tuesday.
While there were 15 civilian deaths last year, this year till July about 19 such cases have been reported.