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J&K terror incidents dip over 50% since abrogation of Art 370: Govt data

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said that terrorist incidents have come down since August 5, 2019 when the Article 370 was scrapped

Jammu and Kashmir | Article 370

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Indian Army personnel takes the position on a military vehicle during an encounter with militants at Pantha Chowk in Srinagar

As many as 71 civilians and 74 security personnel were killed in terror attacks and ceasefire violations by Pakistan since the abrogation of of the Constitution a year ago, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy also said that terrorist incidents have come down since August 5, 2019 when the was scrapped.

A total of 45 civilians and 49 security personnel were killed due to terrorist incidents from August 5, 2019 to September 10, 2020 in and 26 civilians and 25 security personnel were killed due to ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces along the border in the same period.

Prior to the abrogation of -- from June 29, 2018 to August 4, 2019, (total 402 days), there were 455 terror incidents in while from August 5, 2019 to September 9, 2020 (402 days), there were 211 terror incidents in the Union Territory.

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First Published: Wed, September 16 2020. 16:32 IST