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9,200 Kashmiri youth booked since 2009, admits Omar

Srinagar, February 20, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, puppet Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has acknowledged that over 9,200 youth have been booked on different charges in the territory since 2009 to January 31, 2014 and only 1800 of them have been granted amnesty by the authorities.

Omar Abdullah, who is also Minister Incharge for Home, in a written reply to a question informed the so-called Assembly that out of the 1733 cases, 738 had been registered against 3,175 persons in Srinagar, 256 cases against 867 persons in Baramulla, 191 cases against 940 persons in Islamabad, 87 cases against 751 persons in Kulgam, 127 cases against 1176 persons in Pulwama, 53 cases against 420 persons in Kupwara, 79 cases against 709 persons in Shopian,75 cases against 349 persons in Ganderbal, and 127 cases against 779 persons in Bandipora.

Abdullah said after the announcement of amnesty scheme, the authorities have identified 230 cases involving 1811 for withdrawal of cases, and so far 228 cases have been withdrawn while proceedings for remaining two cases is under process. He said that no proposal was under consideration to grant amnesty to any militant.

Abdullah had announced a general amnesty for Kashmiri youth who had been booked on stone pelting charges in August 2011 after the three consecutive summer agitations of 2008, 2009 and 2010 in the Valley.

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