101 civilians killed in Kashmir since JuneBy IANS
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
NEW DELHI - The number of deaths in the recent turmoil in Kashmir stood at 102. Of these victims, 101 were civilians and one was a Jammu and Kashmir policeman, the government informed the Lok Sabha Tuesday.
The law and order situation in Kashmir was normal till June 11, when a cycle of violence engulfed the valley. As per report of the state government, 2,213 incidents of stone pelting from June to Oct 29, have been recorded, said Ajay Maken, minister of state for home.
Maken said that the state government sanctioned an ex-gratia relief of Rs.5 lakh to the next-of-kin of 102 people killed in the violence.
During this period, 832 civilians and 2,938 Jammu and Kashmir policemen were injured.