90% dip in stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir in 2017: DGP

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 Director General of Police 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 said.

“There are weeks when there is not even a single case of stone pelting while in a day (last year) there used to be more than 50 incidents taking place.There is a huge change in the mood of people”, he said.

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