11,270 border firing incidents reported in JK in 14 years
Srinagar, Jun 29 2016 : Cross border firing between India and Pakistan has consumed 313 lives, injuring 1046 persons in Jammu and Kashmir during last 14 years, government revealed in Legislative Council on Tuesday.
In a written reply to MLC Naresh Kumar Gupta’s question on ceasefire violations reported in JK since 2002, the government in its reply states that in last 14 years 11,270 border firing incidents have been reported in the state.
Since 2002, 169 civilians have been killed during ceasefire violations along the border in this side, while the number of security forces personnel killed is 144, taking the total tally of fatalities due to ceasefire violation to 313.
Similarly, the reply reveals, due to ceasefire violations 1046 persons were injured, of which 735 were civilians and 311 security personnel.
“180 houses have also been damaged due to cross border firing during said period. Ex-gratia as per norms has been provided in respect of the deaths/injuries/permanent disability to civilians, besides compensation to immovable property,” the reply reads.
“For the safety and security of border population, under the Pilot Project of the government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, construction of 60 community type bunkers in the border villages of district Jammu is in progress,” it reads.
In its separate response to another question, the government stated that security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir have recovered more than 8000 AK series rifles and over 9.9 lakh AK rounds from militants since year 2002 to 2015, Home Department said in Legislative Council today.
According to the figures of the Home Department, the security agencies have recovered 8146 AK-47/56/74 rifles from militants from January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2012 during counter-insurgency operations.
9.938 lakh AK-series rounds and 24372 AK-series magazines were recovered during the same period. The security agencies recovered 2877 pistols and revolvers, 2899 magazines and 38688 rounds.
Besides, 44 UMGs, 24 carbines, 673 RPGs, 6 General-Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), 144 LMGs and SLRs, 76 sniper rifles, 698 rocket boosters and 181 .303 rifles were recovered from 2002 to 2015, said the Home Department.
The reply states that 22 UMG magazines and 7567 ammunition rounds, 141 LMG and SLR magazines, 16 carbine magazines, 7099 sniper rifle ammunition, 2700 .303 rifle ammunition, 347 belted ammunitions and one telescope were recovered in 13 years from year 2002.
The official figures reveal that 20158 grenades and hand grenades, 2828 electronic detonators, 14903 detonators, 613 Anti-Personnel Mines, 88 Anti-Tank Mines were also recovered from militants by security agencies. During 13 years period, 8947.25 kilogram of explosives and 6871.6 kilograms of RDX have been recovered during operations.