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439 militants, 109 SF personnel, 98 civilians killed in J&K since abrogation of Article 370: MHA

In last 10 months, nearly 12 BJP workers killed in militant attacks across Valley

SRINAGAR: Over 439 militants, 98 civilians and 109 security force (SF) personnel were killed in 541 militant incidents between August 5, 2019, to January 2022 in Jammu and Kashmir, Ministry of Home Affairs Wednesday said.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) was responding to the queries raised in the ongoing session of parliament.

The queries raised include the number of militant incidents in J&K since the abrogation of article 370 and the number of civilians and security forces personnel who have lost their lives.

Responding to the queries, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Nityananad Rai responded to the queries saying that during militant incidents no significant public property has been damaged.

In a written reply to the parliament, the MoS said that after the repeal of Article 370 till January 26, 2022, in a total of 541 militant incidents 439 militants were killed.

The Union Minister told the House that a total of 98 civilians and 109 security forces personnel have lost their lives during the same period.

He also stated that during these incidents no significant public property has been damaged. “However, damages to private property of rupees 5.3 crores (Approx) have been asserted,” the MoS said in the written reply—(KNO)



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