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Over 1,800 youths granted amnesty in stone-pelting cases in J&K

The state government on Tuesday said that 1,811 youths were granted amnesty in stone-pelting cases registered in 2010-11 in Jammu and Kashmir.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2014 19:08 IST
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The state government on Tuesday said that 1,811 youths were granted amnesty in stone-pelting cases registered in 2010-11 in Jammu and Kashmir.


Of these cases, 228 had been withdrawn and proceedings in the remaining two were underway, the government said in a written reply.

It said that there was no proposal under its consideration to grant amnesty to any militant or terrorist involved in henious crime.
In August 2011, the state government announced an amnesty scheme for the youths arrested since March 2010 in connection with stone-pelting and other related violence.

This was done to facilitate youths to pursue higher education and to ensure that their involvement in these cases did not affect the verification of their character and antecedents for obtaining passports, jobs and loans, the written reply said.