115 civilians, 135 armed forces personnel killed in JK since 2020: GoI

Armed forces personnel patrol near military operation site in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Zainab]

Srinagar: India’s Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that from 2020 to January 2023, 115 civilians and 135 armed forces personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir.

The minister, in a written reply, said 37 civilians were killed and 61 were injured, while 62 armed forces personnel were also killed and 106 injured in 2020.

“Similarly, the year 2021 witnessed 41 civilian killings and 75 injuries while 42 armed forces personnel lost their lives and 117 were injured. The year 2022 witnessed 30 civilian casualties and subsequently, 134 were injured while 31 armed forces personnel were killed and 87 were injured.

He said the Central Reserve Police Force has imparted training to 948 Village Defence Guard members in collaboration with District Police Rajouri from Jan 01 to Jan 25 this year. (KNO)

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