Around 2,500 people detained in Kashmir, several released after counselling: Doval

New Delhi: NSA Ajit Doval after a Cabinet meeting at South Block in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla (PTI4_6_2016_000024b)

Around 2,500 people were detained by the security forces in the Kashmir Valley after the government’s decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution but several of them have been released now.

“The security forces had detained these 2,500 persons from the Kashmir Valley who could have tried to create trouble there. A large number of them have been released after their counselling,” National Security Advisor Ajit Doval told India Today.

 

In an exclusive interaction with India Today, Ajit Doval said a large number of these detainees have been released from the custody as the government gave counselling to them along with their parents.

The NSA made it clear that there has been no use of third-degree methods in controlling the “trouble makers or political detainees”.

He also clarified that out of 199 police station areas in Jammu and Kashmir, only 10 have prohibitory orders in place and the rest have no restrictions. 100 per cent landline connections are operational in the state, he added.

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