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J&K records highest number of civilian killings in 2010

According to a report released by the Coalition of Civil Societies on World Human Rights Day, the highest number of killings had taken place in the year 2008 and maximum number of civilian’s death was in 2010. Least number of killings took place in the year 2009 (471). In the year 2008 there were 680 killings, which included 156 soldiers, 359 militants, 152 civilians and 13 others. While in the year 2009 out of 471 killed, 117 were soldiers, 242 militants, 84 civilians and 28 others. In 2010, 511 got killed which includes 98 soldiers, 218 militants, 164 civilians and 31 others. According to another report by the J&K state home ministry, 697 political leaders and activists have been killed in the last two decades. The highest number was 100 in the year 2002 while the lowest number was in the year 2008 (3). Of the total 697 killed, 420 belonged to National Conference, 96 to PDP and 85 were of Congress Party.
 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 February 2011 on page no. 3

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