Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday withdrew cases against 634 youth booked for stone-pelting in different police station areas of the state as a goodwill measure ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, an official said.
“Following directions from Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to expeditiously review cases against stone pelters booked under different FIRs in police stations, the state police has decided to close cases against 634 stone pelters caught during violent protests,” a state government official told IANS here. 
The official, however, said cases against habitual stone-pelters and those booked for such offenses at more than one police station have not been closed. 
The decision comes as a goodwill measure by Mehbooba Mufti and is the first of its kind after she took over as the chief minister on April 4 this year.

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