Pak violated ceasefire 829 times in the last 3 yrs: Mehbooba

Jammu, Feb 6: Government on Tuesday said that Pakistan in past three years had violated ceasefire agreement for 829 times and during this period 41 civilians died and 55 security personnel attained martyrdom across the state.
The question raised by the MLC Naresh Kumar Gupta in the Upper House.
As per the break up, in 2015, 222 ceasefire violations reported in which 16 civilians were killed and 71 injured while nine security personnel got martyred and 14 sustained injuries.
In 2016, ceasefire agreement was violated by the Pakistan for 233 times in which 13 civilians were killed and 83 got injured whereas 16 security personnel died and 74 got injured, replied the Minister In-charge Mehboobba Mufti.
She further replied that in 2017 till December 28, 374 incidents of ceasefire violations were reported and 12 civilians killed while 79 got injured and 30 security personnel killed and 62 got injured.
In another reply, the Minister said that 38 civilian deaths were reported in five districts including Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Rajouri and Poonch during this period while 145 persons got injured and 153 cases of house or property damages were reported.
As per break-up, eight deaths were reported in Jammu, seven in Samba, one in Kathua, five in Rajouri and 17 in Poonch in this period.
She also said, “further, an amount of Rs 70 lakh has been disbursed by the Divisional Commissioner Jammu to Deputy Commissioner Poonch and Samba for making payment to the eligible beneficiaries or victims at Rs Five Lakh each under the scheme while the cases of other districts are under process.”
As regards Kashmir Division, the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, paid Rs one Lakh in favour of the Next of Kin of a deceased person and Rs 0.531 lakh have been sanctioned in respect of the partially damaged properties, said the Minister In-charge. (UNI)