140 held, 96 cases registered during unrest in Kashmir: Govt

NEW DELHI: A total of 140 people have been arrested while 96 cases were registered in connection with the burning of Government properties and schools during the recent unrest period in the Kashmir, the Government told Parliament today.

“During the civil unrest between July 8, 2016-November 8, 2016, 39 Government establishments have been burnt and 39 Government establishments have been damaged apart from schools,” Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

“96 cases have been registered and 140 people have been arrested till November 28,” he said while replying to a question on what action has been taken on those involved in burning Government properties and schools.

In order to bring normalcy in the Kashmir Valley, he said, after the “civil unrest since July 8, 2016, the Prime Minister and the Home Minister have regularly reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. (AGENCIES)