The Juvenile Justice Committee of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has told the Supreme Court that 144 minors aged between 9 years and 17 years were arrested since revocation of the state's special status on August 5. It also informed the court that 142 out of those detained have already been released. The committee claimed that the minors were in conflict with the law and most arrests were preventive detentions. The Supreme Court was hearing a petition by child rights activists that children were being illegally detained in J&K. The state DGP in his report to the committee denied that any child had been detained illegally and said that they had adhered to all provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act.