4,799 Violent Incidents and 872 Terrorist Incidents in J&K in 2015-17
NEW DELHI: There were 4,799 violent incidents and 872 terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir over the past three years, the government reported on Wednesday to Rajya Sabha.
The Minister of State for the Home Trade Union, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, said that 730 stone-throwing incidents were reported in 2015. In 2016, he said, 2,808 incidents of this type were reported, and in 2017, the incidents were 1,261.
In a written response to a question, he said there were 208 incidents of terrorist violence in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015, 322 in 2016 and 342 incidents of this type in 2017.
The total number of terrorists killed in the state in the last three years was 471, the total number of security forces killed was 201 and 72 civilians also died during the period, said Rajya Sabha.
“Jammu and Kashmir have been affected by terrorist violence sponsored and supported from across the border, levels of terrorist violence inside Jammu and Kashmir are linked to infiltration from across the border,” he said.