‘Efforts underway to bring Kashmiri youth back to the right path’

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir on Thursday said efforts were being taken up by the government to bring the youth back to the right track in Jammu and Kashmir.

Ahir’s statement has come in the wake of reports of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) asking the Mehbooba Mufti-led government in Jammu and Kashmir to consider withdrawing cases against first-time offenders involved in stone-pelting incidents in the Valley.

“We are taking up measures so that the youth, who have digressed from their paths, come back on the right track. Those who have resorted to stone-pelting for the first time will be brought to mainstream,” Hansraj Ahir said.

“This is not hidden that Pakistan provokes the youth of Kashmir and funds all the wrongdoings,” he added.

It was reported yesterday that the Centre was keen on announcing an amnesty scheme for stone-pelters in Kashmir Valley on the suggestion of its special representative Dineshwar Sharma. The reports said that over 4,500 cases against the youth involved in minor cases are likely to be dropped.




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