JK News Today
Jammu, January 3
For the first time in the past nearly six months of unrest in Kashmir , Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday disclosed that 2690 cases were registered in connection with stone pelting incidents in Kashmir and 16 have been lodged for snatching of weapons till December 31st 2016.
Fifty seven weapons were snatched by the mob and militants during the unrest . Sixteen cases have been registered in this regard.
In a written reply to independent legislator Engineer Rashid , the Chief Minister , who also is the Home Minister said 463 people were also detained under Public Safety Act out of whom 145 were released, with 318 still under detention as on December 29.
This official reply establishes that 78 people were killed in the unrest and not 100 or more as being mentioned in the political and social media circles.