9-Fold Rise In Encounters In Kashmir, Custodial Deaths Up Across India

9-Fold Rise In Encounters In Kashmir, Custodial Deaths Up Throughout India

Jammu and Kashmir has seen nine-fold enhance in police encounters in 2021-22 – highest within the nation – adopted by Assam the place such instances rose by over 4 occasions in opposition to the earlier 12 months, Lok Sabha was knowledgeable on Tuesday.

Union Minister of State for Residence Nityanand Rai stated that there have been 82 instances of police encounters in 2020-21 within the nation and the quantity has gone as much as 151 in 2021-22.

In keeping with the info tabled in Lok Sabha, there have been simply 5 police encounters in Jammu and Kashmir in 2020-21 and such instances have been elevated to 45 in 2021-22.

Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh had 16 and 6 encounters in 2020-21 respectively, and numbers have come down in 2021-22 with the previous registering 11 instances and the latter recording simply two such instances, based on information.

There have been simply 4 police encounters in Assam in 2020-21 and the quantity has gone as much as 18 in 2021-22, the info says.

Amongst different states, there have been 24 police encounters in Chhattisgarh in 2020-21 and the quantity has risen to 30 in 2021-22.