While 49 people - 29 security personnel and 20 civilians - lost their lives in militancy-related violence, six security personnel were among 20 people killed in firing from across the border till September 22 this year, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said in a written reply to a question by National Conference legislator Mian Altaf Ahmad.

He added 124 people including 71 security men were injured n militancy-related incidents and 75 wounded in Pakistani firing. They included 16 security personnel.

Sayeed said in militancy-related violence last year, 35 civilians were killed and 70 injured while 47 security personnel lost their lives and 84 wounded. The firing from Pakistani side left 14 civilians dead and 101 others injured, while four security personnel were killed and 16 others injured last year, he said.

The Chief Minister said an ex-gratia relief of Rs 34.43 lakh and Rs 19.32 lakh was given to the next of kin of those killed and injured in Jammu division and Kashmir division, respectively.

The remaining cases are under process, he said. In another written answer, Sayeed cited one boy lost his eyesight, while another left with impaired eyesight due to the use of pellet gun or pump action gun fire during protests in the Valley this year.

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