November 2001 News

9,524 killed in J and K

28 November 2001
The Asian Age

New Delhi: As many as 9,524 persons including security forces and terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir between first January 1998 and 30th September, 2001, Rajya Sabha was informed today. Quoting the state government, minister of state for home affairs Vidyasagar Rao said in a written reply that 3,166 civilians, 1,382 security force personnel and 4,976 terrorists were killed during the said period. Rao said a total of 770 persons including 513 militants, 112 security force personnel and 145 civilians were killed in the state after the September 11 terrorists attack on US. In the light of these attacks, the internal security situation has been re-assessed and state government-ut administrations have been advised to update their contingency plans, he said in reply to another question. IAGCT: the minister also informed the house that an inter-agency group on counter terrorism (IAGCT) comprising representatives of the ministries of external, home, defence, finance, national security council secretariat and concerned government agencies have been set up with the objective to articulate a clear Indian stance on terrorism. Woman: Rao said national expert committee on women prisoners headed by justice V R Krishna Iyer had recommended that separate lock ups may be established in each police station for female arrestees.


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