Stone pelting has declined: J&K DGP

13 Nov 2017

Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief S P Vaid has said that there has been a 90 per cent dip in incidents of stone-pelting in Kashmir Valley this year as compared to the last year and credited the people of Kashmir for the improvement in the situation. NIA raids, he said, were not alone responsible for the change in situation in the Kashmir Valley and maintained there were multiple factors at play including demonetisation and action against top militant commanders. The DGP said it was normal to witness 40-50 incidents of stone-pelting in a day last year. "(There is) a more than 90 per cent fall in stone pelting in Kashmir Valley (this year) as compared to the last year. It is a huge decrease", Vaid told news agency PTI here.