Cases Against Stone-Throwers In Kashmir To Be Reviewed, Says Government

SRINAGAR:  The Jammu and Kashmir government has announced a velvet glove approach to review cases against those accused of throwing stones and violence during the five-month long unrest in Kashmir this year. Officials say cases against young men who are not involved in serious offences will be reviewed, in a move seen as an effort to reach out to the protesters.

Human rights activist Khuram Parvez who was arrested under the Public Safety Act during the unrest said the government’s decision is welcome but police rarely review such cases even after a government directive.

“These people were booked for protests. They were protesting against the killing of 100 people. What about those who killed them, the armed forces and police personnel?” said Mr Parvez.

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