Will Mufti Government pardon the youth involved in 2010 riots?

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Srinagar, May 8: People’s Democratic Party Patron (PDP) during its election campaign raised election slogan of ‘vote for change’ and received a massive response in the 2014 assembly elections in Kashmir Valley. During its election campaign PDP had promised relief to the youth allegedly involved in stone pelting in 2010 and about now the youth are looking at the government with hope.

As TKM reports, Shakir Ahmad, against whom the case was registered in 2010 said that the delay has put his career at stake. He said that he cannot go outside the state to pursue higher education as he has to appear before the court every now and then. This forces us to stop from studying, he added. He was allegedly involved in the stone pelting case.

He emphasized that during the recent assembly elections, the PDP had said that they will revoke the cases of the youth allegedly involved in stone pelting in 2010. He said that two months have passed and government is yet to take any initiative on granting amnesty.

Muhammad Ishfaq, another youth said he was expecting that the new government will revoke the cases against them but after more than 60 days of the formation of this government, those in power have not taken any initiative.

PDP spokesman, Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra, said that the step to provide amnesty to the youth involved in stone pelting is in process so that their educational career will not suffer and this will take some time.

With inputs from TKM

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