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How many people were killed in Kashmir in 2018?

Asked 2019-01-09 19:27:43 by Shreyas Lobo

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2018 turned out to be the bloodiest year for Kashmir in a decade - as of end-November 2018, more than 413 people had been killed due to violence. In recent years, only 2008 surpassed 2018 in terms of number of deaths, with the total number of people killed in 2008 crossing 550.

How many people have been killed in Kashmir in total?

Asked 2019-01-09 19:27:43 by Aaryan Vyas

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Some human rights groups claim that more than 100,000 civilians have been killed in violence in Kashmir since revolts began in 1989. The Central government, however, had earlier claimed that around 39,000 people, including around 13,000 civilians and over 5,300 security forces have been killed due to the insurgency. Meanwhile, police records put the total death toll at around 47,000.

Which militant groups operate in Kashmir?

Asked 2019-01-09 19:27:43 by Rajesh Venkatesan

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There are several militant groups which operate in Kashmir, but the major ones are Hizbul Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), and Lashkar-e-Taiba.

What is Omar Abdullah's relationship with Shah Faesal?

Asked 2019-01-09 19:27:43 by Shreya Lobo

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While Omar Abdullah is not directly related to Faesal, he has come to Faesal's defense on social media multiple times, especially when Faesal came under attack for controversial comments.

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