FIRs withdrawn against 117 ‘stone pelters’ in Ganderbal

FIRs withdrawn against 117 ‘stone pelters’ in Ganderbal
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Ganderbal: Police has withdrawn FIRs against 176 youth from Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district under the Amnesty scheme recently announced by the Chief Minister.
A police statement said that District police Ganderbal organised a programme “New Beginning” (NAYA AAGAZ) in the Conference Hall of Mini Secretariat Ganderbal, chaired by of SSP Ganderbal Fayaz Ahmed Lone
Police said that the misguided youth in the Valley need a chance to rebuild their career and participate in job opportunities rather than being labeled criminals all their life.
The youth were counseled and were given information about Udaan training and post training jobs,” Police said.
Lone on the occasion said that “around 176 cases of amnesty are granted under Chief Minister’s Amnesty Scheme.
SSP Ganderbal also assured the youth that Police will help them in finding livelihood opportunities.
Over 11,500 cases against stone pelters were registered in the unrest following popular Militant leader Burhan Wani’s killing last year in the valley Of these, 4,500 cases were against young men who had joined the stone-pelting protests for the first time.
On the occassion ADDC Ganderbal, ASP Ganderbal, ASP Headquarter Ganderbal, DySP SDPO Kangan, DySP DAR, DySP OPS, other police officers, Senior citizens and UDAAN project coordination were present on the occasions.

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