223 persons currently under detention in J&K: MHA

Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy
Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy

SRINAGAR — Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday said that 223 persons are currently under detention in Jammu and Kashmir and ruled out the house detention of any political leader in the UT.

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.

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“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, there were 455 terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir and from August 5, 2019 to September 9, a total of 211 such incidents took place in the newly created Union Territory,” MoS said.

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