36 killed, 40 wounded in Kashmir’s recent violence

According to Mikrofonnews Agency (MHA), In three weeks of halting security operations during Ramazan, 36 people including, 16 militants, 10 civilians, and 10 armed forces personnel were killed and 15 grenade attacks took place across Kashmir.

In these grenade attacks over 40 people, including 17 armed forces personnel were injured, The Economic Times reports. During this period, militants allegedly decamped with seven rifles from four different spots. The infiltration, police sources said, is also taking place at a high pace and all 16 militants killed in last 20 days were shot dead in border districts of the Valley.

Police sources further claim that many more militants have managed to cross the border successfully. On May 16, the home ministry had announced Non-Initiation of Combat Operations (NICO) in J&K during Ramazan.

It was followed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement saying India was willing to engage with Hurriyat and Pakistan. Singh will visitJ&K later this week to assess ground situation and review security for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.