168 curfews imposed in 9 districts of Kashmir in 2016, 2017: J&K Govt

by Tahir Bhat

Srinagar

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said that curfew and restrictions were imposed for 168 times in nine districts of the valley during the last two years, reports claimed.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti informed this in the state Assembly in a written reply to a question by National Conference MLA Ali Mohammad Sagar.

Chief Minister Mehboba Mufti further said that in Islamabad district, curfew and restrictions were imposed for 51 times, followed by 37 times in Baramulla district, 25 times each in Srinagar and Budgam districts, 17 times in Pulwama district, 14 times in Shopian district, nine times in Bandipora district, seven times in Kulgam district and three times in Ganderbal district.

Besides, five times in Kishtwar district of the Jammu region.

Mufti said that the restrictions were imposed as necessities by the situation and cordon and search operations were carried out on specific information.

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