(Syed Amjad Shah)
Jammu, Feb 23: The state government Sunday said 16725 civilians and 5462 security personnel have been killed in militancy related incidents across Jammu and Kashmir since 1990.
In a written reply to a cut motion, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah informed that most civilians were killed in 1996 when at least 1424 people were killed.

1000 people were killed in 1990, 906 in 1991, 1069 in 1992, 1057 killed in 1993, 1069 in 1994, 1202 in 1995, 1030 in 1997, 967 in 1998, 937 in 1999, 942 in 2000, 1098 in 2001, 1050 in 2002, 836 in 2003, 733 in 2004, 556 in 2005, 410 in 2006, 170 in 2007, 90 in 2009, 47 in 2010 and in 2011 around 31 were killed.
The violence graph showed decline in 2012 and 2013 with 15 civilians being killed in each year.
Similarly, 942 policemen were killed in J&K from 1990 till 2013.
As per the cut motion reply, the chief minister informed that most (128 policemen) were killed in 2001 and least (four) in 2012 in militancy related incidents.
36 policemen were killed in 1990, 32 in 1991, 31 in 1992, 15 in 1993, 12 in 1994, in 1995 30 were killed and 28 were killed in 1996.
Omar informed that 483 Special Police Officers (SPOs) were killed in militancy related incidents. As per the official data, 13 SPOs were killed in 1997, 22 in 1998, 42 in 1999, 70 in 2000, 61 in 2001, 66 in 2002, 54 in 2003, 45 in 2004 and 37 in 2005, 28 in 2006, 11 in 2007, 8 in 2008, 13 in 2009, and 5 in 2010.
Two SPOs were killed each in 2011 and 2012 and in 2013 four SPOs were killed.
With regard to Village Defense Committees, the chief minister informed that five VDC members were killed in 1996. From 2010 to 2013 no VDC member was reported to have been killed in any militancy related incidents.
He said a total of 131 VDC members have been killed till date.
Omar informed that around 3906 other security personnel were also killed in militancy related incidents– 119 in 1990, 141 in 1991, 158 in 1992. In 2010 around 49 security personnel were killed, 18 in 2011, 9 in 2012 and 32 in 2013.
Courtesy : Rising Kashmir

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