Minor Arrested on Charges of Stone Pelting

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SRINAGAR – Police has arrested a minor boy on charges of stone pelting.

A police spokesman said  ‘notorious stone pelter’ Danish Farooq Wani  of  Habba Kadal, Srinagar was arrested by  police.

“The  youth is   involved in number of stone pelting incidents  for which a case FIR no: 26/2012 has been registered against him,” he said.

According to  records of the Board of School Education, the date of birth of Danish is 6/6/1996.

The police spokesman said after his arrest, he was presented before the  Court of Sub- Registrar, Srinagar. “The Court remanded him to police custody for not being a minor,” he said.

Police have launched a crackdown on youth, who according to it, are involved in stone pelting. The stone pelting incidents take place during pro-freedom demonstrations. During protests against basic amenities of life, the stone pelting incidents take place.

According to statistics,  more than 5,255 youth were detained by police and paramilitary soldiers Kashmir  between January 1, 2010, and February 28, 2011.  The government  released most of the youth but cases against few hundreds were not withdrawn despite assurances from Chief Minister of the region.

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