Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia Thursday said Jammu and Kashmir government’s decision to withdraw stone pelting cases against youths smacked of “double standards” and was meant to appease “pro-Pakistan elements.”
” There should be no double standards in the country. The decision of the Jammu and Kashmir government should be withdrawn. If it comes into force, cases against Hindus in the Gujarat riots and against ‘gau rakshaks’ should also be dropped,” he told reporters in Jaipur.
He said the move was meant for appeasing “pro-Pakistani” groups and has demoralised armed forces.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday ordered withdrawal of cases against more than 4,000 youth after committee, headed by Director-General of Police S P Vaid, submitted its report to her in Jammu.