JAMMU: As per latest data released by the union ministry of home affairs it has been disclosed that over forty thousand human lives have been lost in terror attacks in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir state right from year 1990 to 31/March/2017 and during the same period over 13000 security personals have also been injured in such incidents.
The reply has come to fore in response to an online RTI plea of Jammu resident Raman Sharma, wherein vide his application dated 26/02/2017, he had asked the CPIO of Ministry of Home Affairs to divulge information related to loss of human lives and damage caused to properties belonging to civilians in terror related attacks in Jammu and Kashmir state.
In her reply dated 17th April/2017, Deputy Secretary cum Chief Public Information Officer of the home ministry has provided the records of 28 years which reveals that right from year 1990 to 31st March 2017, 40,961 humans have lost their lives in different terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir state including innocent civilians, brave soldiers and dreaded terrorists. It’s been informed that 13491 Civilians and five thousand fifty five Security personals sacrificed their lives whereas 21,965 terrorists have also been neutralized.
During the last 28 years, 13502 soldiers have also been injured fighting with the terrorists. However skipping some queries, the MHA asked the applicant to ask information related to other queries including loss and damage of property from the Jammu and Kashmir state government as this data was not available with the union government.
The data compiled by the information seeker further reveals that year 2001 witnessed the most violent era, wherein 3552 people lost their lives comprising 996 civilians, 536 security personals and 2020 terrorists besides injuries to 1587 security force personals however the maximum number of civilians were killed in year 1996 which claimed 1341 lives followed by year 1995 where 1031 civilians sacrificed their lives .
After year 2006, there had been a steep decline in the terror related causalities till 2012 which can be said as the most peaceful year in the last 3 decades, in year 2012 there were only 102 causalities including fifteen Civilians, 15 Security Personals and 72 terrorists, only 65 security men received injuries while fighting with terrorists.
From 2013 onward there is a vertical rise in the killings due to terror attacks and last year’s killings in terror attacks is more than double that of year 2012, total 247 people lost their lives in 2016 including 15 civilians, 82 security men and 150 terrorists. Till 31st march of this year, 52 lives have been lost so far comprising 5 civilians, 12 armed force personals and 35 terrorists.