At least 38 people that includes 10 security personnel, have been killed in cross-border firing along the International Border and Line of Control (LoC) during the last two years in J&K, according to state government.
The government, in a written reply in the assembly, said 10 security personnel and 28 civilians were killed in cross-border firing lat year and up to September 22, 2015.
“In the year 2014, the number of civilians killed was 14 and during the current year up to September 22, the same number of civilians lost their lives in border firing.
“In these incidents, four security force personnel died in the year 2014, while six lost their lives in 2015,” the government’s reply stated.
The government statement said also 162 civilians were injured in these two years while 30 security force personnel were also wounded during these two years.
The J&K administration was replying to a question by minister and opposition former National Conference’s legislator Mian Altaf Ahmad.
The even said 141 people have been killed in militancy-related incidents from 2014 to September 22, 2015.
“Thirty-five civilians died in militancy-related incidents in 2014 while 47 security force personnel were killed in the same year. In 2015, 20 civilians and 29 security force personnel died in the state in militancy related incidents.”
“Nearly 278 people, including 155 security forces and 123 civilians, were injured in such incidents,” the government said.
As exgratia relief over Rs.53 lakh were provided to the next of kin of injured or deceased people.
According to the divisional commissioners of the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley, Rs.19.32 lakh in Kashmir Valley and Rs.34.43 lakh were paid in Jammu region to the next of kin of victims.