Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to move all juveniles, arrested on charges of pelting stones, from jails to remand homes and review their cases “sympathetically,” reports quoting officials said.
The issue was discussed in detail at Wednesday’s meeting of the core group on Kashmir, chaired by Rajnath and attended by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Indian government’s representative for Kashmir dialouge Dineshwar Sharma, where it was decided to ask the Jammu and Kashmir government to work on the cases of juveniles.
After the core group meeting, the Jammu and Kashmir government has been asked to shift all juveniles, who were arrested for pelting stones and other crimes, to remand homes and review their cases sympathetically, a home ministry, privy to the development, told news agency PTI.
The state government is expected to take the initiative to shift the juveniles to remand homes and review their cases soon, the official said.
Top officials of ministries of home and defence, chiefs of intelligence agencies, besides Sharma also attended the meeting.
The representative also briefed the home minister and others about his first round of talks he “had with various sections of the society there last week,” according to PTI.