Govt says 223 people under detention in Jammu-Kashmir, no one under house arrest

The government on Tuesday said 223 people are currently under detention in Jammu and Kashmir and no one is under house arrest.
Kashmir Lockdown
A deserted street is seen through barbwire set up as a blockade during curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Aug. 6, 2019. The image was part of a series of photographs by Associated Press photographers which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the government of Jammu and Kashmir has reported that after the abrogation of Article 370 in August last year various measures were taken to maintain public order which included preventive detention of certain persons.

“As on September 11, 2020, 223 persons are under detention. No person is under house arrest in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha. Reddy also said after the bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019, the number of terrorist incidents have reduced significantly.

From June 29, 2018 to August 4, 2019 (402 days), there were 455 terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir and from August 5, 2019 to September 9 (402 days), a total of 211 such incidents took place in the newly created Union Territory.

Total
1
Shares
Related Posts