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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
26-June-2019 15:39 IST
Stone Pelting in Kashmir

Pursuant to the Government policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism, the State Government has taken stringent action to deal with stone pelting, including identification and arrest of stone pelters and instigators of such acts under relevant laws. The number of incidents of stone pelting and miscreants arrested in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the last three years is as under :-

 

Year

Stone pelting incidents

Miscreants

Arrested

Sent to Jail

2016

2,653

10,571

276

2017

1,412

2,838

63

2018

1,458

3,797

65

 

The Government has also constituted a Joint Monitoring Committee involving all concerned agencies at the central level and a Multi Disciplinary Terror Monitoring Group (TMG) at the State level for sustained action against terror funding.  This has, inter-alia, resulted in a significant decline in the incidents of stone pelting in 2019 so far, compared to the number of incidents during the corresponding period last year.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy in a written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

 

BBB/NK/JSR/502

 

 

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