95 terrorists eliminated; stone pelting incidents in Kashmir goes down: MHA
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 19-Jul-2017

New Delhi, July 19: As soon as Prime Minister Modi led government came into power, militants not only in Jammu and Kashmir but in all parts of India are being hunted down as they possess a great threat to the integrity of our country. Mainly, the law and order in the valley have improved as the militants are eliminated heavily. Notably, 95 terrorists have been eliminated till July 9, 2017, while there is a gradual drop in terror attacks in the state this year.

According to a written statement recorded by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in Lok Sabha on Tuesday noted that 664 cases of stone pelting were recorded this year as against 2808 cases in 2016. The number of terrorists that were eliminated stands at 95 this year in the Kashmir Valley. 12 civilians and 38 security personnel have lost their lives.

There is also a drop in terror attacks in the state this year. According to the statement from MHA, 172 incidents of violence by terrorists in the state were recorded till July 9, 2017, as compared to the 322 incidents that were registered in the corresponding year of 2016. 89 security personnel were killed in 2016 as compared to 69 in 2010.

MHA also said the incidents of stone pelting have reduced in 2017. 664 cases of stone pelting were recorded this year as against 2808 cases in 2016. Around 8,932 people were injured because of stone pelting in 2016. 85 people lost their lives due to the violence inflicted by stone pelting in 2016 when compared to 112 in the protests that occurred in 2010, the MHA added.

While the infiltration bids increased heavily as against 18 attempts that were recorded last year, 42 were recorded this year till the month of June. The MHA stated that 583 cases have been registered this year against 2897 cases last year.