Over 300 detained in IIOJ&K

News Report
Sunday, Oct 10, 2021

SRINAGAR: Security forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) have detained more than 300 people for questioning in recent days on the pretext of stemming a wave of targeted killings, two police officials said on Saturday.

"Over 300 people were detained for questioning across Kashmir during the last two days," said one of the two police officials, who declined to be identified because they are not authorised to speak to media, a British media outlet reported.

Those detained included members of the banned religious organisation Jamaat-e-Islami, an umbrella alliance known as the Hurriyat Conference, and others with previous links to militant groups, added the official.

Investigators have also summoned 40 schoolteachers, according to the first official and a police document seen by Reuters.