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Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti announces amnesty for stone pelting offenders

Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti announces amnesty for stone pelting offenders

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 23 Nov 2017, 08:52 pm

Srinagar, Nov 23 (IBNS):  In a major decision, Jammu and Kashmir  Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has announced amnesty to first-time offenders of stone pelting, who are in jails for years.

In a surprising message on twitter, Mufti wrote that the process of withdrawing FIRs against first-time offenders of stone pelting will resume.

"It gives me immense satisfaction to restart the process of withdrawing FIRs against first-time offenders of stone pelting, she wrote on Wednesday night.  

"My government had initiated the process in May 2016 but it was unfortunately stalled due to the unrest later that year."

"It is a ray of hope for these young boys and their families. This initiative will provide them an opportunity to rebuild their lives." She added more on twitter

The Centre's special representative on Jammu and Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma had recommended the move .

 

(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)

Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti announces amnesty for stone pelting offenders

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