New Delhi (NVI): More than 765 people have been arrested in 190 cases registered relating to stone-pelting and law & order since the revocation of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370, the Centre today informed the Rajya Sabha.
Replying to a written question, MoS Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy also informed that during the same interval around 950 ceasefire violations have been reported along the Line of Control (LoC) from across the border.
A total of 34,10,219 tourists, including 12,934 foreign tourists, visited Jammu and Kashmir during the last six months and an income of Rs. 25.12 crore has been earned through tourism during this period, the government informed adding that it has not issued an advisory for tourists in Jammu and Kashmir recently.
On the question of average attendance in J&K schools since August 5, the government said, “At present, the attendance of students stands at 99.7% during the ongoing examinations. Initially, the attendance of the students was thin which gradually picked up.”
The government has initiated multipronged policies to check the stone-pelting menace and has succeeded in curbing it to the extent that a large number of troublemakers, instigators and mob mobilizers have been identified and various preventive measures have been taken against them which include detention under PSA and preventive arrests, said an official statement.
The investigation has revealed that various separatist organisations and activists which are part of Hurriyat have been behind the incidents of stone-pelting in Kashmir valley. NIA has charge-sheeted 18 persons in the terror funding cases so far, the statement added.