223 people under detention, no one under house-arrest in J&K: Govt tells LS
New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said 223 people are currently under detention in Jammu and Kashmir and no one is under house-arrest.
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 05, 2019, the number of militancy incidents “have reduced significantly”.
From June 29, 2018 to August 04, 2019 (402 days), there were 455 militancy incidents in Jammu and Kashmir and from August 05, 2019 to September 09 (402 days), a total of 211 such incidents took place in the newly created Union Territory.