Actors Riz Ahmed and Jameela Jamil have also pulled out of the event in which an award is to be given to Narendra Modi despite India's crackdown in Kashmir.
Those arrested include anti-India protesters as well as pro-India Kashmiri leaders who have been held in jails and other makeshift facilities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi used his India Independence Day speech Thursday to defend his decision to strip Kashmir of the disputed region's special status.
Some in the mostly-Muslim territory were allowed to walk to mosques for Eid over a week after India stripped the disputed Himalayan region of its autonomy.
The predominantly Muslim area has been under lockdown and near-total communications blackout since Monday.
The arrests come after India’s government revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir this week and downgraded the region from statehood to a territory
President Donald Trump lied that he was asked to mediate between Pakistan and India regarding the conflict in Kashmir and was quickly called out by the Indian government.
Abhinandan Varthaman was accompanied to the Pakistan-India border by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Narendra Modi has demonstrated to the world that Kashmir is potentially the most dangerous place on earth, the bestselling Indian author wrote.
The Indian air force has not confirmed the incident.
Islamabad said there were no casualties in the strike near the town of Balakot, close to the border with Pakistan’s section of Kashmir.
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