Terror has claimed over 40,000 lives in J&K since 1990: Govt data

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 40,000 persons including over 14000 civilians and 5000 security personnel have lost their lives in around 71,000 terror-related incidents since the onset of militant insurgency in 1990.

As per government’s status report on J&K and Ladakh, around 41,866 persons have lost their lives in 71,038 incidents of terrorist violence. This includes the killing of 22238 terrorists.

However, the number of terror incidents has come from 614 to 365 in 2019 as compared to earlier incidents. In 2019, around 365 terror incidents have taken place in which around 23 civilians, 78 security personnel and 136 terrorists have lost their lives in Jammu and Kashmir.

The year 1995 had recorded the highest terror incidents across the valley, the year in which six western tourists were kidnapped by Al Faran, a Kashmiri Islamist militant organisation from the Liddarwat area of Pahalgam in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

About 5,938 terror incidents were reported in 1995, in which around 1,031 civilians and 237 security forces have lost their lives while around 1,332 terrorists have been killed, according to government data.

A large number of civilians, armed personnel and militants deaths were reported in the incessant violent clashes during the 1990s period when the militant insurgency was on the rise and several separatists including Yasin Malik was arrested.

The government tried to hold talks with the various leaders of Jammu and Kashmir. All Parties Hurriyat Conference, an alliance of 26 social and political movements was established in 1993.