SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir leader minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday ordered the withdrawal of cases of stone-pelting against four,327 youths.
The determination follows the advice of a high-powered committee headed by way of Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid which submitted its report back to her nowadays, an respectable spokesman mentioned.
“Today’s decision marks the revival of process of withdrawal of cases started by chief minister Mehbooba Mufti last year immediately after taking over,” he mentioned.
Mufti had initiated a procedure of overview of cases+
against youths from 2008 to 2014 and within the first example, 104 cases involving 634 youths had been withdrawn inside two months of her assuming energy, the respectable mentioned.
The procedure were given disrupted because of the ongoing violence and unrest for later section of the remaining 12 months, he added.
Mufti ordered the withdrawal of cases of stone-pelting against four,327 youths in 744 cases, he mentioned.
“With this, the total number of cases withdrawn so far on the directions of the chief minister has gone to 848 and the persons benefiting out of these withdrawals stands at 4,957,” the spokesman mentioned.
The leader minister, it can be recalled, had dedicated the withdrawal of cases against youths discovered no longer curious about heinous crimes.
Mufti had just lately ordered a overview of those cases from 2015 until date and a choice at the similar could be taken upon the receipt of record by way of the high-powered committee, the spokesman mentioned.
The withdrawal of cases against those youths was once a big call for from more than a few sections of the society within the state.
“The chief minister described today’s decision as a ray of hope for these young boys and their families terming it as an opportunity for them to rebuild their lives,” he mentioned.
She was hoping that the verdict would lend a hand in making a “positive and conciliatory atmosphere in the state where the youth would be able to build their lives in a more constructive and positive way”.