1,811 Kashmir Youth Booked For Stone Pelting Granted Amnesty: Govt

30 March 2015
Kashmir Dispatch

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government today said that 1811 youth booked in stone throwing protests have been granted amnesty in the state. Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said this in a written reply to a question of National Conference member Ali Mohammad Sagar in the Legislative Assembly. '1811 persons involved in stone pelting incidents have been granted amnesty under amnesty scheme 2011', he said. Sayeed further said that as on March 2015, 37 persons are detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) in various jails. Out of these, 17 are locals and 20 foreigners, he said, adding, of the 17 locals, two are local militants, four over- ground workers, three stone-pelters, five timber smugglers, two habitual criminals and one separatist. Eleven foreigners are in jails outside the state, he said, adding, it will not be feasible to disclose the particulars of prisoners alongwith other details keeping in view their security and security of their families.