2017 most violent year in Jammu and Kashmir with 184 incidents of violence: Govt
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.
While 2016 was believed to be the most violent years in the recent times, 2017 seems to have surpassed with more incidents of violence.
In his statement before the upper house of Parliament said that about 184 incidents of terror were reported from Jammu and Kashmir till the end of July 2017. There were about 155 incidents last year during the same period.
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.
While the security personnel killed is 82, a phenomenal decline in killing of security forces has been reported this year. The figure dropped considerably in 2017 with only 38 being killed in counter terror operations in 2017.
In a dossier of top 12 terrorist prepared earlier this year, the security forces have already eliminated the about six of them. Those include names like Abu Dujana, Sabzar Bhat, Junaid Mattoo, Bashir Wani, Saddam Paddar, Yasin Ittoo and Altaf Dar.