Protests in Jammu against amnesty to Kashmiri youth


The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) Friday staged a protest against the PDP-BJP government’s decision to withdraw cases of stone pelters against 4,327 youths.

JKNPP workers led by its chairman Harsh Dev Singh staged the protest at the Exhibition Ground in Jammu.

They accused the BJP of “placating the secessionist forces” to save its alliance with the PDP.

Singh told reporters that the move was a shot in the arm for “subversives and anti-national elements”.

“Instead of taking punitive action against the anti- national elements, the governments at the Centre and in the state preferred to take forward the suggestion…to release nearly 4,500 first-time stone pelters,” he said.

Earlier this week, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti ordered the withdrawal of cases of stone pelting against 4,327 youths.

This followed the recommendation of a high-powered committee headed by Director General of Police S P Vaid which submitted its report to her.


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