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JKNPP stages protest against withdrawal of stone-pelting cases

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today staged a protest against the PDP-government's decision to withdraw cases of stone pelting against 4,327 youths.

JKNPP workers led by its chairman Harsh Dev Singh staged the protest at the Exhibition Ground here.


They accused the of "placating the secessionist forces" to save its alliance with the PDP.

Singh told reporters that the move was a shot in the arm for "subversives and anti-national elements".

"Instead of taking punitive action against the anti- national elements, the governments at the Centre and in the state preferred to take forward the suggestion...to release nearly 4,500 first-time stone pelters," he said.

Earlier this week, Chief Minister ordered the withdrawal of cases of stone pelting against 4,327 youths.

This followed the recommendation of a high-powered committee headed by S P Vaid which submitted its report to her.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 16:40 IST
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