168 times curfew imposed in 9 districs in J&K in two years


69 foreigners among 2,504 prisoners, lodged in jails

JAMMU: The state government today said that curfew and restrictions were imposed for 168 times in nine districts of the valley during the last two years. The government also informed that a total number of 2,504 prisoners, including 69 foreign nationals, were lodged in various jails across the state.
This information was provided in reply to separate questions in the State Assembly.
In a written reply to a question by National Conference MLA Ali Mohammed Sagar, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that in Anantnag district, curfew and restrictions were imposed for 51 times, followed by 37 times in Baramulla district, 25 times each in Srinagar and Budgam districts, 17 times in Pulwama district, 14 times in Shopian district, nine times in Bandipora district, seven times in Kulgam district and three times in Ganderbal district. Besides, five times curfew and restrictions were imposed in Kishtwar district of the Jammu region. She said that the restrictions were imposed as necessities by the situation and cordon and search operations were carried out on specific information.
While replying to the question of independent MLA Langate Engineer Rashid, the Home department stated that a total of 2,504 prisoners were lodged in various jails in the state.
The reply said that 20 people, including seven foreign national were convicted under militancy-related cases, 227, including 12 foreign national, common law, 170, including 20 foreign national under-trials, militancy-related, 2010, including 30 foreign national under-trials, under common law, 63 detenues militancy-related, 16 detenues under NDPS and 98 are other detenues. The government said that the particulars of the prisoners could not be disclosed while the ‘details of prisoners lodged outside the state are not maintained by the Home department.’