Two Kashmiri ‘stone-pelters’ held in Gujarat

Two Kashmiri ‘stone-pelters’ held in Gujarat

Bhuj (Guj): Two residents of Jammu and Kashmir including a minor, allegedly involved in pelting stones at government forces, have been detained in Kutch district of Gujarat, police said Thursday. Altaf Najar (23) and a 16-year-old boy were allegedly involved in attacking government forces, and three FIRs have been registered against them in J&K, said […]

55% of juveniles in conflict with law are ‘stone-pelters’

55% of juveniles in conflict with law are ‘stone-pelters’

Srinagar: Nearly 900 children sent to Kashmir’s lone Juvenile Observation Home since 2011 were accused in “stone-pelting” cases. They constitute above 55 percent of the total number of juveniles who stayed in the home in the past eight years. According to officials, the Observation Home at Harwan received nearly 1,626 kids between September 23, 2011, […]

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 […]

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