Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy
Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy

SRINAGAR — The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday informed that 59 civilians have died in the militancy incidents post abrogation of Article 370 while not a single individual has died in law and order situation. The ministry also claimed that no person is under house arrest.

The Information was shared by the Minister of State (MoS) Home Affairs, GK Reddy in the Rajya Sabha in response to the questions including the number of people who have died/been injured/under house arrest after the abrogation of Article 370.

In a written reply filed by MoS Home, GK Reddy in the Lok Sabha, he said that a total of 59 people were killed in the military-related incidents, and 168 received injuries while no individual was killed during law and order incidents while 53 people received injuries.

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The MoS in a district-wise break-up of the people killed and injured in militancy-related incidents, said that nine people were killed and 69 were injured in Srinagar. “In Budgam, two people were killed and four injured. In Baramulla, three people were killed and 43 received injuries. In Kupwara, one person was killed and one injured. In Bandipora, three people got killed while no individual was injured. In Anantnag, six people were killed and 22 received injuries. In Pulwama, 12 people were killed and 24 injured. In Kulgam, 15 people were killed and three injured and in Shopian, eight people were killed and two received injuries,” he informed.

The MHA said that Sopore, Handwara, Ganderbal, and Awantipora are the four districts in Kashmir valley with no killing and injuries in the militancy-related incidents post the Abrogation of Article 370.

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About the district-wise figures of civilian injuries and killings during law and order incidents, the MoS said that 29 people were injured in Awantipora followed by nine in Srinagar, four each in Pulwama and Baramulla, three in Kupwara, one each in Budgam, Handwara and Anantnag.

The MoS also said that “as reported by Government of J&K, no person is under house arrest. However, post 5th August 2019, certain persons were taken into preventive custody to prevent the commission of offences involving breach of peace and tranquillity, activities prejudicial to the security of the State, and maintenance of public order.”

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