Human Rights

Rajnath Singh asks JK govt to move juveniles arrested for stone-pelting to remand homes

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to move all juveniles, arrested for alleged stone petling and other unlawful activities, from jails to remand homes and review their cases sympathetically, officials said.

The decision is considered to be an attempt to reach out to the people of Jammu and Kashmir by the central government after the appointment of Dineshwar Sharma as the Centre’s special representative to initiate talks with all stakeholders.

The issue was discussedin detail at Wednesday’s meeting of the core group on Kashmir, chaired by the union home minister and attended by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, where it was decided to ask the Jammu and Kashmir government to work on the cases of juveniles.

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