Monday, March 1, 2010

Militants killed 693 politicians in 20 yrs: Police

Jammu, Feb 28: Over 650 political leaders and activists have been killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir in the past 20 years, though there has been a decrease in such attacks in the recent times. "Due to betterment in the security situation, there has been decrease in attacks on political leaders and activists in 2009-10 and its previous year," a senior police official said. Four political leaders of the ruling National Conference (NC) were killed in 2009, the statistics of the state Home Ministry said. Five political activists were killed in 2008 of which one each belonged to NC, Congress and Awami National Conference besides two were from the Peoples Democratic Party.

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