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73% drop in Martyrdom of Security Force Personnel in Jammu and Kashmir since
Abrogation of Article 370: Shri G. Kishan Reddy

New Delhi, February 5, 2020

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy, in a written reply to a
question regarding martyrdom of jawans after abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, in Rajya
Sabha today, said that incidents of martyrdom of security force personnel have come down by
73% in Jammu and Kashmir Article 370, 35A and other constitutional ambiguities were
effectively removed on 5th and 6th August, 2019 while reorganizing the erstwhile State of
Jammu and Kashmir into the new Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the new Union
Territory of Ladakh.

Laying down a comparison, Shri Reddy said that while 82 security personnel were martyred
during the period of 173 days from 13th February, 2019 till 4th August, 2019, 22 security force
personnel were martyred during the similar period of 173 days from 5th August, 2019 till 24th
January, 2020.

Giving a written reply to another related question regarding compensation to the kins of
civilians killed in terrorist attacks, Shri Reddy said that Government of Jammu and Kashmir
has reported that since 5th August 2019, 32 terrorists have been killed, 10 terrorists have been
arrested and 19 civilians have lost their lives in terrorist attacks or during action against

An ex-gratia of Rs.1 lakh is paid to the NoKs of civilians killed in militancy related violence
under the existing scheme of Government of Jammu and Kashmir. In addition, Rs.5 lakhs is
given under the scheme Central Scheme for Assistance to Civilian Victims/Family of Victims
of Terrorist /Communal/ LWE Violence and Cross Border Firing and Mine/IED Blasts on
Indian Territory, the Minister stated.