Law and order incidents in Kashmir have dropped by over 88 percent in three years since the revocation of the erstwhile state’s special status compared to the preceding three years, police said on Friday.
From August 5, 2016, to August 4, 2019, the Valley witnessed 3,686 law and order incidents, as per the data shared by the police.
However, for the three years from August 5, 2019 – when the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union territories – the Valley recorded only 438 such incidents – which is a drop of over 88 percent, the police said.
The police said while 124 civilians were killed in law-and-order situations in Kashmir in the three years prior to August 5, 2019, no civilian was killed since then.
Similarly, six police and security forces personnel lost their lives in such situations from August 5, 2016, to August 4, 2019, but there was no such case since then, according to the data.