Kashmir: 225 militants, 60 security men killed in 2020

Police also arrested 635 ‘over ground workers’, while rights activist says human rights being violated with impunity

“Government forces have killed 225 militants, including all top commanders of several militant outfits in 2020,” Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbagh Singh told reporters on Thursday.

During the year in which the COVID-19 lockdown ran parallel to an aggressive military crackdown and communications lockdown imposed on Aug. 4 last year, 299 militants and their associates were also arrested, according to Singh.

As many as 16 policemen, 44 army and paramilitary soldiers were also killed during operations or militants’ attacks in year 2020, Singh added.

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