Killing of Indian forces on rise in Kashmir

 

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government today said 195 Indian Security forces lost their lives over the most recent three years in militant attacks in the Kashmir Valley.

In a written answer to a question of BJP’s Ramesh Arora, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti told the Legislative Council that 195 Indian security forces were killed in “militant-related violence” in the last three years in the Kashmir valley.
Of these, 78 were Killed in 2017, 74 in 2016 and 43 in 2015, she said.

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In recent years, these violent confrontations have gained another dimension, hordes of protestors hurrying towards the gunfight, pelting stones, chanting anti-Indian slogans and providing cover to anti-Indian militants to escape. With Civilian intervention has come an ascent in regular citizen losses, which thus has fuelled well-known outrage against government forces.

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