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After ET report, authorities threaten accused, ask their parents to stay away from media
Amnesty for 4300 stone pelters in Kashmir, 12 Udhampur youth children of 'lesser God'
12/6/2017 11:17:16 PM
Arun Jasrotia

Early Times Report

Udhampur, Dec 6: Authorities have allegedly threatened the family members of 12 Udhampur youth, who are languishing in jail in a case related to an attack on a truck on Srinagar-Jammu highway in 2015. It's in place to mention here that Early Times earlier this week carried a news story "Amnesty for 4300 stone pelters in Kashmir, 12 Udhampur youth children of lesser God." Sources told this newspaper soon after the story appeared, the officials allegedly threatened all the 12 youth and told their kith and kin "how dare did they speak to media."
Insiders revealed that all the 12 youth were in the same barrack of the jail till the news story appeared. After the story appeared they were shifted to other barracks one by one. "Since that day family members are in deep stress and they are worried about the well being of their wards," he added.
Insiders revealed that a few BJP ministers have asked the officials to tighten the noose around the 12 Udhampur youth to "hide their failures." "BJP ministers have failed to provide justice to Jammu youth since it came into power. PDP on the other hand managed to grant amnesty to more than 4500 stone-pelters. Youth of Jammu region, who were involved in Bam Bam Bole agitation in Jammu in 2008 are still waiting for withdrawal of FIRs against them," they said.
"Bharatiya Janta Party has surrendered before the Peoples Democratic party for the sake of power. They have forgotten the promises they had made during the poll campaign. None of the BJP minister or leader has raised his voice to seek amnesty for the Jammu youth. If J&K government can release 4300 stone pelters then why cannot BJP seek release of the youth from Jammu region," said a politician.
Meanwhile, while Early times tried to talk to the family members of 12 youth, arrested for their alleged involvement in attack on a truck on Srinagar-Jammu highway in 2015. Family members remained tight lipped and denied that authorities have harassed their wards.
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