SRINAGAR: The state government has identified about 9000 mosques it believes remained active in sustaining the raging anti-India uprising, a report said.
The report, accessed by Kashmir Reader, said that 156 of these mosques regularly played songs extolling resistance and provided space to protesters who shouted “anti-national slogans”.
The report said that 19 FIRs, whose nature could not be known, have also been registered regarding these mosques, while 17 local mosque committees have been served notices and one person has been arrested so far.
The highest number of mosques (2300) identified in this report are in Anantnag, followed by Baramulla (1400), Srinagar (1100), Kulgam (900) and Kupwara (937), Pulwama (700), Ganderbal (500), Shopian (400) and Bandipora (350).
At 100, Srinagar tops the list of the mosques where slogans were shouted, followed by Ganderbal (20), Kupwara (14), Pulwama (10), Budgam (6), Kulgam (5) and Baramulla (1).
The arrests register
Persons detained/arrested per day on an average: 59
Detained under ‘preventive custody’: 1670
Booked/arrested under Public Safety Act on an average per day: 5
Arrested under various cases: 2325 (most out on bail)
Booked under PSA: 419
PSA dossiers readied against: 470
In custody currently: 226 (excluding those held under PSA)
District-wise PSA list