Published On: Tue, Oct 1st, 2019

144 minors arrested in J&K following Article 370 abrogation: Police

Jammu and Kashmir police cracked down heavily on peace breakers following the strip of Article 370 from the Indian Constitution on August 5 and data reveals 144 minors too were detained during the period.

The J&K police said many children as young as nine and eleven too were arrested and none were illegal detentions.

Police said many children were released on the same day and claimed all were dealt with “in consonance (with) the provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2013.”

Meanwhile, the apex court has finalized of November 14 date to commence hearing on petitions which are challenging constitutional validity of the BJP-led NDA government’s decision to strip Article 370 that provides special status to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi had set up the Constitution bench comprising of justices S K Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, B R Gavai and Surya Kant to commence hearing.

144 minors arrested in J&K following Article 370 abrogation: Police

Several pleas have been filed challenging the government’s decision on scrapping of Article 370 and bifurcating the state into two territories, segregating Ladakh from the rest and it will come into being on October 31.

Earlier, in 2015 Justice (retd) Masoodi ruled Article 370 was a permanent feature of the Indian Constitution.

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