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Pulwama Fall-Out: Anger against Pakistan shouldn’t become about attacking innocent Kashmiris

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The coffins carrying the bodies of CRPF jawans were indeed the heaviest — not just for pallbearers, but the entire nation, and for humanity alike.

With more than 40 security personnel losing their lives in the February 14 Pulwama attack, it was a funeral in almost every state. Though national mourning was not declared, India has been in a state of collective grief.

And the people of Kashmir share that, equally.

Who else can feel the pain of losing loved ones more than a people who have been bearing it relentlessly for the past three decades?

Kashmiris understand the pain of losing a loved one well. They have lived with this for years. (Photo: Reuters)

As per data released by the government in 2017, militancy in Jammu and Kashmir claimed a total of 41,000 lives in 27 years — this means an average of 4 deaths per day, or 1,519 casualties every year.

As per a report published in the Hindustan Times, the casualties include 14,000 civilians, 5,000 security personnel and 22,000 militants, between 1990 and March 2017.

Since 2014, when the BJP came to power at the Centre, the graph of killings has only risen. Data released by the Narendra Modi........

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