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2400 FIRs, 10,000 arrests in 113 days of unrest

The data accessed by Greater Kashmir reveals that in south Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian 717 incidents of stone pelting, clashes and protests have taken place.
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar | Posted : Oct 30 2016 12:56AM | Updated: Oct 30 2016 12:28AM
2400 FIRs, 10,000 arrests in 113 days of unrest
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In last 113 days of unrest in Kashmir about 2400 FIRs have been registered and above 10,000 people arrested, according to police data. Among them, about 1500 persons are still in police stations and jails, the rest have been released on bail.

The arrests, according to the data, have been made in all districts of Kashmir.

During the ongoing unrest, more than 2240 incidents of clashes and protests have taken place.

The data accessed by Greater Kashmir reveals that in south Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian 717 incidents of stone pelting, clashes and protests have taken place.

In central Kashmir districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal, data reveals that 809 incidents of stone throwing, protests and clashes have taken place.

According to the data in north Kashmir districts of Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora 712 such incidents have taken place.

The data further reveals that from July 8 to July 17, the intensity of protests was very high. During these days, 480 violent incidents of protests, clashes have taken place.

Fridays have also witnessed heavy number of violent incidents. The data reveals that 745 incidents of protests, clashes and pelting have taken place on Fridays.  The police data also reveals that during 113 days 67 militancy related incidents have also taken place in Kashmir.   

The data reveals that 52 structures were totally damaged in while 44 were partially gutted.

“Hunt to arrest those involved in stone throwing and street protests will continue,” said a senior police officer.

Pertinently, residents in most parts of Kashmir say that night raids by police have forced youth to go into hiding. The night raids are being conducted jointly by the police and paramilitary forces, almost daily, in south, central and north Kashmir, evoking stiff resistance from people.

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