Stone pelting is history now: Jammu and Kashmir DGP

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh has said that the stone pelting in Kashmir is history now.  He said the wiping out of the separatist elements like Hurriyat and Jamaat-i-Islami had contributed to peace in the Valley.

“Stone-pelting in Kashmir was promoted by elements who worked at the behest of Pakistani agencies. Elements like Hurriyat and Jamaat-i-Islami were responsible for this,” the DGP Singh told media in Srinagar on Friday. “Also, youth of Kashmir deserve appreciation as they have understood the games being played by Pakistan and its supporters in Kashmir.”

He called the anti-national elements in Kashmir “thorns”.

“We have cleared Kashmir most of these thorns,” he said. “We will clear the rest of them also.”

The DGP Singh that the government is taking appropriate steps to eliminate the remaining “thorns” from the society and that the government was receiving all the support from the people to accomplish this task.