51 killed, over 9000 injured in post-Burhan violence: CM

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 1/13/2018 10:57:59 AM

201 detained in 2017; 77 still under detention’

JAMMU, Jan 12: 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.
She also said that 525 people were detained under PSA during the year 2016 and all of them were released while 201 were detained during the year 2017 out of which 77 were still under detention.
In a written reply to the question of a National Conference MLA in the state Assembly, Chief Minister Mehbooba today said 51 people were killed in Kashmir division from July 8, 2016 to February 27, 2017 in the unrest.
She said 9,042 people were injured in firing of bullets, pellets, pava-shells and others during the period.
Of these, 6,221 were injured due to pellets, 368 due to bullets, four due to pava shells and 2,449 suffered other injuries, she said.
As many as 782 suffered eye injuries of which 510 were hospitalised, she said, adding that 5,197 cases of pellet injuries were treated at district hospitals and the rest were referred to super speciality hospitals.
The highest number of deaths--16--took place in Anantnag district followed by 13 in Kulgam district, 7 in Pulwama and 5 in Kupwara, Mufti added.
Nearly 726 people were detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) in Jammu and Kashmir in the last two years, the government said today.
In another written reply to a question in the State Assembly, the Chief Minister said that 525 people were detained under PSA during the year 2016 and all of them were released.
In 2017, 201 people were detained under PSA, out of which 124 people were released and 77 were under preventive detention, she said.
In a separate question, the government also informed the lower House that at least 525 persons were detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) during the year 2016 while 201 were detained during the year 2017.
This was revealed in a written reply by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to a query raised by MLA Mubarak Gul.
The reply states that 124 out of 201 persons detained in 2017 were released.
"77 are still under preventive detention," CM Mehbooba informed in her written reply.



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