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13 arrested for inciting violence through electronic means

13 Kashmiri youth have been detained for instigating violence through electronic means during summer unrest of 2010 in Kashmir Valley.

india Updated: Mar 26, 2011 14:59 IST
Arteev Sharma

13 Kashmiri youth have been detained for instigating violence through electronic means during summer unrest of 2010 in Kashmir Valley.

A total of 4064 persons, who were involved in stone pelting and other law and order incidents, were arrested during the last year’s disturbances in Kashmir.

These Kashmiri youths were inciting people and organizing protest through social networking sites like facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, in a written reply to the question of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti, said that 3900 out of total 4064 persons have been released or bailed out till January 31, 2011.

"While 1250 persons were charged for various offences related to the disturbances, 176 were detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) during this period out of which 58 detenues have been temporarily released or released on court orders," the chief minister said.

Omar, who also holds the charge of Home Department, claimed that at present only 128 persons have been detained in various jails in the state. "In addition 43 persons only are at present in police custody on remand or judicial custody in substantive offences," he said.

Over 110 people, mostly youth, had been killed when security forces fired on violent protesters in the clashes last summer.

The state government lost Rs.700 crore during last year's unrest in Kashmir Valley. This figure does not include the loss the state suffered in the tourism and industrial sectors.