A Philosophical Portrait of the Stone Pelter

A Philosophical Portrait of the Stone Pelter

By Muzaffar Ali The stone pelter is one of the most condemned characters in the recent history of Kashmir. While the armed militant has once for all been dubbed as a terrorist, the stone pelter’s tragedy sees no end. He is dubbed as a hooligan, a client-separatist, a proxy on payroll and what not. Seldom […]

CHATTABAL ENCOUNTER: Boys smear themselves with dust of blood-soaked bricks

SRINAGAR: A group of young boys on Saturday collected the scattered bits of flesh and blood-soaked bricks and plaster from the under-construction house where the three militants were killed. Some of them took the bricks along with them to their homes. Others put their hands over them and then smeared its dust on their bodies […]

4,799 incidents of stone pelting in JK in 2015-17: GoI

4,799 incidents of stone pelting in JK in 2015-17: GoI

New Delhi: There were 4,799 stone-pelting incidents and 872 militancy related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in past three years, the government on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha. GoI’s Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said 730 incidents of stone pelting were reported in 2015. In 2016, he said, 2,808 such incidents were […]

‘Stone-pelting violates army’s human rights’

‘Stone-pelting violates army’s human rights’

Army kids move NHRC New Delhi: The NHRC has taken cognisance of a complaint filed by three children of Army officers alleging violation of human rights of the force’s personnel in recent incidents of stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement today, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said the complainants have also sought […]

201 personnel killed in 3 years: GoI

201 personnel killed in 3 years: GoI

11,566 injured in stone-pelting incidents New Delhi: As many as 72 civilians and 201 security personnel were killed in militancy related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015-17, GoI minister Hansraj Ahir said on Tuesday. Ahir said this in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha. Replying to another question, Ahir said there were […]

57 percent of cases in Srinagar not challaned by police

57 percent of cases in Srinagar not challaned by police

Srinagar: Cases of stone-pelting sharply decreased last year but cases of robbery, illegal constructions, and maintenance to divorced wives increased in the Srinagar district court. The court received 3,383 FIRs in 2017 as compared to 2,571 in 2016. However, 57 percent of the FIRs last year have not been challaned by the police. Of the […]

Govt considering amnesty for second-time stone pelters: Mehbooba

Govt considering amnesty for second-time stone pelters: Mehbooba

Jammu: After amnesty to first-time stone throwers in Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday announced that her government is considering a review of the cases of “second-time stone pelting offenders” in the Valley. She said that her government was currently reviewing the cases (FIRs) against the “first-time” offenders. “This will give them an opportunity […]

Over 11,000 stone pelters arrested in 2 yrs: Govt

Over 11,000 stone pelters arrested in 2 yrs: Govt

Jammu: As many as 11,290 stone pelters have been arrested during last two years in Jammu and Kashmir and were later released on bail, the state assembly was told Thursday. In a written reply to the question of BJP MLA Sat Sharma in Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that, “3773 FIRs have been […]

Police arrest 2 youth in Shopian, declare them chronic stone-throwers

Police arrest 2 youth in Shopian, declare them chronic stone-throwers

SHOPIAN: The government forces on intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday arrested two persons in a raid from Meminder village of Shopian after the clashes during the day in the village against the killing of a Kulgam civilian at the hands of government forces. The family of the arrested persons told Kashmir Reader that past […]

Amnesty to stone-pelters a ‘large-hearted’ step: IG CRPF

Amnesty to stone-pelters a ‘large-hearted’ step: IG CRPF

Srinagar: Kashmir range Inspector General (IG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Ravideep Sahi said on Saturday that the general amnesty announced by Jammu and Kashmir government to first-time stone-pelters in Kashmir was a “large-hearted” step. “It will encourage people to shun the path of violence,” Sahi told reporters at the TRC ground where the […]

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