J&K

Thirty-one civilians, 39 security men killed in cross-border firing in J&K since Article 370 abrogated

NEW DELHI: As many as 31 civilians and 39 security personnel were killed in cross-border firing and ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir  since the abrogation of Article 370  on August 5, 2019, the Lok Sabha  was informed on Tuesday.

“Thirty-one civilians were killed and 39 security force personnel were martyred in such incidents from August 5, 2019 to February 28, 2021,” he said in a written reply to a question.

Reddy said the central government has sanctioned construction of 14,460 bunkers (1,431 community bunkers and 13,029 individual bunkers) to provide protection to the people living in areas close to the IB and LoC and to safeguard human lives in the event of cross-border firing.

Out of these, 7,856 bunkers have already been constructed in the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir, he said.(PTI)

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