Civilian Deaths in Jammu and Kashmir

IAS Prelims 2023

There has been no civilian death in Law & Order incidents in J&K after abrogation of Article 370. However, due to terrorist violence supported from across the border, terrorists deliberately target civilians to put pressure on security forces. Despite the attempts of terrorists, the number of civilian deaths in terrorist violence and cross firing has decreased post-abrogation of Article 370. The details of such civilian deaths in J&K in the year 2019, 2020 and 2021 are as under.

Civilian deaths in



2021 (upto 15th March)

Cross firing



0 (upto 28.02.2021)

Terrorist violence





The Next of Kins (NoKs) of the civilians killed in the militancy related incidents, including incidents of cross firing between armed forces and terrorists, are paid an ex-gratia of Rs. 1 lakh. Further, the family members of the deceased civilian have an option either to choose for appointment in government service or Rs. 4 lakhs as cash compensation in lieu of the government service.

 In respect of the persons who sustain injuries in such incidents, an ex-gratia as per the following scale is provided:

1. Rs. 0.75 lakh for permanent Disability

       2. Rs. 0.05 Lakh for serious injury (Hospitalization more than 24 hours)

3. Rs.0.01 lakh for injury (Hospitalization less than 24 hours)

4. Rs.500 for minor injuries

 In addition, under the MHA Scheme titled “Central Scheme for Assistance to Civilian Victims/Family of Victims of Terrorist/ Communal/LWE Violence and Cross Border Firing and Mine/IED Blast on Indian Territory”, a financial assistance of Rs. 5.00 lakhs is given to the family members in the event of death or permanent incapacitation of the victim as a result of terrorist, communal or LWE violence, cross border firing and mine/IED blasts on Indian Territory.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy in a written reply   to question in the Rajya Sabha today.



    Source PIB