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Chronology of massacres in the Valley

Press Trust of India

Posted: Mar 24, 2003 at 1215 hrs IST

Following is the chronology of major killings in Jammu and Kashmir since the return of popular governments in the border state after nearly seven years of Central rule promulgated in the wake of eruption of militancy in 1990:

*Jan 25/26,1997: 25 Kashmiri Pandits killed at Wandhama-Ganderbal Srinagar

*Mar 20: Seven Kashmiri Pandits killed in Sangrampura (Budgam).

*April 18, 1998: 27 Hindus killed in Prankote in Udhampur district in Jammu region.

*June 19: 25 Hindus killed in Chapnari area Of Doda district in Jammu region.

*July 28: 16 Hindus killed in two villages of Doda District in Jammu region.

*August 8: 35 labourers killed in Kalaban on Jammu-Himachal Pradesh border.

*Feb 20, 1999: Four Hindus killed at Muraputta-Rajouri, nine at Barlyara-Udhampur and seven at Bllala-Rajouri in Jammu.

*June 30: Fifteen Hindu labourers killed in Anantnag district of south Kashmir.

*July 19: 15 HHindus killed at Layata in Doda district Of Jammu.

*February 28,2000: Five Hindu drivers killed near qazigund in Anantnag district of Kashmir.

*Mar 20, 2000: 35 Sikhs massacred at Chatisinghpora in Anantnag.

*August 1: 31 people including Amarnath yatris killed At Pahalgam in Anantnag.

*August 1-2: 27 labourers gunned down in Qazigund and Achabal in Anantnag.

*August 2: Seven family members killed in frontier District of Kupwara in North Kashmir.

*August 2: 11 Hindus killed in Doda district of Jammu.

*February 3,2001 six Sikhs gunned down in Mahjoornagar in Srinagar.

*Feb 11: 15 members of nomad (Gujjar) families Massacred in Kot-Chadwal in Rajouri district of Jammu.

*Mar 2: 15 policemen and two medical assistant killed in Manjkote area of Rajouri.

*March 17: Eight people massacred near Atholi in Doda.

*July 21: 13 people, including seven Amarnath pilgrims killed at Sheshnag in Anantnag.

*July 22: 12 people massacred in Cheerji and Tagood in Doda district of Jammu.

*August 4: 15 villagers killed in Ludder-Sharotid Har area of Doda.

*August 6, 2002: Nine Amarnath pilgrims killed and 29 others injured at Nunwan base camp in

*Pahalgam area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir.

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