1749 people died in 10160 accidents in J&K in 2016, 17: CM

Farooq Abdullah

525 detained under PSA in 2016, 201 in 2017: Mehbooba

Mehbooba gave out the figures in a written reply to a question asked by National Conference legislator Mubarak Gul.

She told the LA that 525 persons were detained under PSA during the year 2016 and all of them have been released.

The Jammu and Kashmir government today said only 51 people were killed and over 9,000 injured, including over 6,000 due to pellets, during the eight months- long unrest in Kashmir after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in 2016. "Fifteen people were permanently disabled and 39 were partially disabled", said the government.

The reply also stated that out of the 201 people detained in 2017, 124 were released.

The government however refused to disclose the particulars of the detenue in view of their security and the security of their families. "More so when the government has already announced amnesty to the first-time offenders/stone pelters", it added.

The PSA allows the State to take a person into preventive detention to prevent him or her from indulging in an activity which, in the opinion of the State, constitutes a threat to State security.

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