396 detained under PSA in Kashmir

New Delhi: The minister informed Parliament that 396 persons have been detained in Kashmir under the Public Safety Act (PSA) out of the total 451 detained in Jammu and Kashmir.
Among those who have the PSA slapped on them include three former chief ministers, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah.
The government said that 7,357 persons, including stone pelters, miscreants, over ground workers, separatists, etc., were taken into preventive custody since August 2019.
A total of eight mainstream leaders have been detained under the PSA in Kashmir.
The stringent law has come under sharp focus after two former chief ministers, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, were booked under the PSA on January 6.
On September 16, 2019, MP and three-time former Chief Minister and Omar Abdulla’’s father Farooq Abdullah was booked under the PSA.
Omar, Mehbooba and Farooq were among the dozens of Kashmiri politicians who were detained after the abrogation of Article 370.

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