New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday said that law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved.
Placing on record figures of violence, casualties and injuries in Kashmir in 2017, MoS Home Hansraj Ahir said, “As per state government, the situation in J&K is much better than the previous year as 583 cases have been registered during the current year as against 2897 cases in previous years.”
MHA figures claimed that both terror attacks and stone pelting incidents have drastically fallen this year.
MHA told Lok Sabha that while 488 terror attacks happened in 2010, killing 47 civilians and 69 security personnel; the figures till 9th July was 172 terror attacks, killing 12 civilians and 38 security personnel.
As per MHA, till 9th July, 21 civilians were killed in Kashmir in stone pelting incidents while in 2010 and 2016 the figure was 2794 and 2808. Civilian injuries till May 31st, 2017 is 107. The figures for 2010 was 1047 and for 2016 it was 8932.
Only one person from the security forces was killed in 2010 and 2017 but the injuries to forces this year in only 1073- one fifth of the number of 5188.
However, MHA records indicate infiltration attempts have gone up this year. The ministry said there were 42 infiltration attempts thwarted on the Line of Control this year. In 2016, the number of attempts were only 19.