For the first time, securitymen kill more civilians than terrorists in J&K
This sudden twist in the reality of
The chilling statistics tell the story of 2010 -- a year that saw most traditional parameters, such as the number of incidents and casualties, for measuring
In 2009, of the total 83 civilians killed in the state, only 11 had died in actions by security forces. But the figures of 2010 till date show how significantly the situation has turned away from historical realities, how the security forces have literally become the "biggest perpetrators" of violence in the state.
Officials point out that in the mid-90s when violence in
It is in the light of this startling turnaround in the
However, the CCS could see the Army putting up a strong defence of AFSPA saying its withdrawal would have adverse impact on the situation. Army top brass has in recent days pointed out to the government their experience of Manipur, where withdrawal of AFSPA from urban centres led to a surge in violence in those areas.
Meanwhile, many quarters within the government are questioning the sort of decisions being taken by both the local police and CRPF in handling the crowd protests in the state. For example, many point out that it is the sparsely populated posts of CRPF that are often at the receiving end of stone pelting, which forces the scared CRPF personnel to open fire. "We need to seriously look at the need for these posts in sensitive localities," says a senior official.
Another argued that the government needs to study the crowd control patterns of the state police and CRPF. "Are they really following SOPs for crowd control? I doubt it," he said.
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