Ahead of Modi’s Visit, 238 Hurriyat Activists, ‘ANEs’ Detained in Valley

Srinagar: Ahead of PM Modi’s Srinagar visit, 238 Hurriyat activists and what authorities call “anti national elements” (ANEs) have been rounded up in the ongoing security crackdown across valley.

The number was recorded till 1PM on Wednesday afternoon, as per the official said.


Hurriyat activists lodged in different prisons at 142. The maximum arresters took place in Baramulla (22), followed by Srinagar (22), Shopian (17), Budgam (16), Pulwama (12), Anantnag (11), Awantipora (10), Sopore-Kupwara-Bandipora (8 each), Handwara (6) and Ganderbal (2).

Also, 96 youth described as ‘ANEs’, including stone pelters and ex-militants were detained ahead of the high-profile visit to summer capital. Srinagar (59) leads with such arrests, followed by Anantnag (10), Shopian (9), Awantipora (6), Pulwama (4), Bandipora (3), Kulgam-Ganderbal (2 each) and Sopore (1).