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

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.

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 […]

‘No cosmetic measure will work’: Mirwaiz on review of stone-pelting cases

‘No cosmetic measure will work’: Mirwaiz on review of stone-pelting cases

Srinagar: A day after the government ordered a review of cases of stone pelters, chairman Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday termed it as a “cosmetic” move, saying it would not resolve the Kashmir issue. “No cosmetic measure will work,” Mirwaiz asserted referring to past initiatives of the Government of India (GoI), including financial […]

GoI trying to lure pro-freedom leaders to negotiating table: political analysts

GoI trying to lure pro-freedom leaders to negotiating table: political analysts

Srinagar: Political analysts here see an “effort to lure separatists to the negotiating table” in Dineshwar Sharma’s recommendation to release youths booked for stone-pelting for the first time. “There were no takers in the separatist camp for the previous posturing of GOI (Government of India),” political commentator Dr Sheikh Showket Hussain said. “They (separatists) had […]

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