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At least 759 incidents of stone pelting reported in Jammu and Kashmir

At least 759 incidents of stone pelting were reported in Jammu and Kashmir so far this year. This was said by Union minister of state for home Hansraj Ahir in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

He further added that 238 terrorists were eliminated by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir till December 2, 2018. “There are instances of stone pelting during anti-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir. The state government has reported that 759 cases have been registered against stone pelters in 2018,” he said replying to a written question.

“There were 587 incidents of terrorist violence in the state till December 2 this year in which 86 security personnel and 37 civilians were also killed,” Hansraj Ahir added. In the end, Ahir said that the violence in Jammu and Kashmir has been “sponsored and supported” from across the border and it has direct links to the infiltration.

Importantly, in the corresponding period in 2017, there were 329 incidents of terrorist violence in the state in which 200 terrorists were eliminated while 74 security personnel and 36 civilians were also killed in these incidents.

 

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