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‘Centre sanctions 90 BoPs along IB’
41 civilians killed in ceasefire violations in 3 years: CM
`93 die in militancy related incidents’
JAMMU, Feb 8: As many as 41 civilians were killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistan while another 93 died in militancy related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir during the last three years, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said today.

The Chief Minister also informed that the Centre had sanctioned the construction of 90 Border Out Posts (BoPs) along the International Border (IB) in Jammu.

Overall, 134 civilians were killed and 477 injured in ceasefire violations and militancy related incidents in the state, she said.

Replying to a question by BJP MLA Kuldeep Raj in the state Assembly, Mehbooba Mufti said 63 civilians were killed in ceasefire violations and militancy in 2017, 38 in 2015 and 33 in 2016.

Giving further details, she said 187 civilians were injured in 2017 followed by 149 in 2016 and 141 in 201

In a written reply to another question by BJP MLA Kuldeep Raj in the state Assembly, the Chief Minister said the process of acquisition of land for the BoPs “all along the Indo-Pak border” in the state had been initiated.

The Union Home ministry has conveyed its sanction to the construction and functioning of 90 BoPs on the IB in Jammu, she said.

In this direction, Rs 2,12,87,111 has been disbursed as compensation for land out of the total Rs 3,66,20,606 received from Centre, she added.

News Updated at : Friday, February 9, 2018
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