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QUESTION NO.5113 J&K RESIDENTS IN JAIL

July 24, 2019

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.5118
TO BE ANSWERED ON 24.07.2019

J&K RESIDENTS IN JAIL

5113. SHRI HASNAIN MASOODI:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) the number of residents of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) who are in prisons in other countries; and

(b) the country-wise details of such prisoners?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

(a) & (b) As per the information available with the Ministry, the number of residents of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in foreign prisons as of 15.07.2019 is 22. Due to strong privacy laws prevailing in many countries, the local authorities do not share information on prisoners unless the person concerned consents to the disclosure of such information. Even countries which share information do not generally provide detailed information about the people of foreign countries imprisoned. Country-wise list is given atAnnexure.

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