Over 88% reduction in law and order incidents in Kashmir since abrogation of Article 370: Police

Law and order incidents in Kashmir have come down by more than 88 percent in the three years since the abrogation of the erstwhile special status compared to the previous three years, police said on Friday. From August 5, 2016 to August 4, 2019, there were 3,686 incidents of law and order in the Valley, according to data shared by the police.

However, in the three years from August 5, 2019, when the Center revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into two Union Territories, the valley recorded only 438 such incidents, a decline of over 88 per cent. Police said 124 civilians were killed in the law and order situation in Kashmir in the three years prior to August 5, 2019, with no civilian casualties since then.

Similarly, from August 5, 2016 to August 4, 2019, 6 police and security forces personnel lost their lives in such circumstances, but according to the data, no such case has come to light since then. Police said that in the three years prior to August 5, 2019, 930 incidents of terrorism were recorded and in the following three years, the number decreased to 617.

Police said that three years before the abrogation of Article 370, 290 security forces personnel were killed in terror incidents in the Valley and the number had reduced to 174. As for civilian deaths in other incidents such as terrorist attacks, police said the number dropped from 191 to 110 in the three years following the constitutional changes.

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