Today News Online Service
New Delhi, March 9
The central government said on Tuesday that around 173 people who it claims have been involved in separatist activities, stone-pelting, and overground workers of terror outfits continued to be under detention since Article 370 was abrogated in August 2019 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Responding to a written question in Lok Sabha Minister of State (MoS) for Home G Kishan Reddy said, the government of Jammu and Kashmir has reported that in view of the constitutional changes effected by the Parliament with regard to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019, various measures were taken in the interest of security and public order, which included preventive detention of certain persons.
“Since August 1, 2019, 627 people including separatists, overground workers, stone pelters etc., were detained at various points of time. Out of these, based on regular review and ground situation, 454 persons have been released till date,” the Minister said.
Reddy, however, informed that as per the report from the Jammu & Kashmir government no one has been kept under house arrest under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act.