11,200 violations of India-Pakistan truce since 2002 in Kashmir


Srinagar: There have been 11,270 ceasefire violations and border firing incidents by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir since 2002 which have resulted in the killing of 313 people, including 144 security forces personnel, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti told the Legislative Council on Tuesday.
She said these violations and incidents have taken place between 1 January, 2002 and 31 December, 2015.
The highest number of such violations took place in 2002 when 8376 incidents were reported while 2045 incidents of ceasefire violations were reported in 2003, she said in written reply to a question.
The ceasefire between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control and international border in Jammu and Kashmir came into force in November 2003.
For three years — 2004, 2005 and 2007 — there was not a single such violation on the border, Mehbooba said.
The Chief Minister said 169 civilians and 144 security men were killed in the shelling from across the border in J&K since 2002.
The highest number of 76 civilians were killed in such violations in 2002 while in 2003, 59 civilians were killed in the border shelling.
Over the next 10 years, four people died in the ceasefire violation, she said.
In 2014 and 2015, 14 and 16 civilians were killed respectively in ceasefire violations from across the border, she said.
A total of 735 civilians and 311 security forces personnel were injured in these violations in these years, Mehbooba said.
She said a maximum of 58 security men were killed and other 157 injured in the year 2002.

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