May 2017 News

Pak Violated Truce 854 Times In 2 Yrs: MHA

7 May 2017
The Tribune (Chandigarh)


Srinagar: At least one incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan has been reported daily on an average along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015 and 2016, with 23 security personnel being killed in the two years, the Home Ministry has said in an RTI reply. It also said 1,142 terror incidents were reported in J&K between 2012 and 2016 in which 236 security personnel and 90 civilians were killed. In the same period, 507 terrorists were killed in encounters, the ministry said. According to the reply, Pakistan violated the ceasefire across the LoC 449 times in 2016, as compared to 405 violations in 2015. Around 23 security personnel were killed in the two-year period, it said. Major Gen (retd) GD Bakshi said Pakistan was running a 'covert' war against India. 'Though Pakistan talks about peace, it does not believe in it, and Jammu and Kashmir is an example,' he said. Compared to 220 terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in 2012, there were 322 incidents in 2016 in which 82 security personnel and 15 civilians were killed, the RTI reply said. It said in 2015, 39 security personnel and 17 civilians were killed in 208 terror incidents while 108 terrorists were killed in encounters. While 47 security personnel and 28 civilians were killed in the state, 110 terrorists were killed in encounters in 2014, the reply said. 'There is a new trend these days. Whenever the Army surrounds militants in an area, messages are sent on social media platforms and residents from nearby places gather there, slowing down operations,' Bakshi said. According to an RTI reply, Pakistan violated the ceasefire across the LoC 449 times in 2016 as compared to 405 violations in 2015. Around 23 security personnel were killed in the two-year period. Compared to 220 terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in 2012, there were 322 incidents in 2016 in which 82 security personnel and 15 civilians were killed, the RTI reply said. It said in 2015, 39 security personnel and 17 civilians were killed in 208 terror incidents while 108 terrorists were killed in encounters .

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