Ramazan ‘Truce’: Jailed Youth May Walk Free Before Eid

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SRINAGAR:  In view of the Ramazan, the state authorities are likely to take some important steps vis-à-vis the release of the youth, detained on the grounds of  stone throwing in various parts of valley.

A newsgathering agency Monday reported out of over hundred youth who are at present behind bars for charges of stone throwing, may walk free on Eid as the authorities had decided to initiate necessary measures that could pave way for their release, sources said.

The government has received various deputations, urging the authorities to release the youth arrested in the recent past on the grounds of stone pelting.  The deputations have also urged the government that the release orders be issued keeping in view the sanity of the ongoing month of Ramadan.    

Authorities earlier had taken several youth into preventive custody as the polls for the parliament were conducted in the recent past in Jammu and Kashmir. The state government had also maintained at that time that the youth involved on the stone throwing have been kept under the police custody so that the situation of law and order could not get disturbed in valley.

The police authorities at that time had stated that it has detained the youth who had the past cases of disrupting law and order, registered. It was later informed that Omar Abdullah-led government in Jammu and Kashmir is all set to ‘review’ cases of at least 50 youth detained under various charges, including rioting and stone pelting, since 2010.


Observer News Service

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