Stone-pelting cases lower in Kashmir under Governor’s rule
Jammu & Kashmir

Stone-pelting cases lower in Kashmir under Governor’s rule

Agency News

The number of stone-pelting incidents in the Kashmir valley has decreased during Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, according to a data released by the Hindustan Times.

Governor’s rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on June 18, 2018 after the BJP withdrew support to the PDP, forcing chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to resign. While 349 stone-pelting cases were registered in the remaining part of 2018, in 2019 (until July 17), there have been only 355 incidents of stone-pelting reported until now.

But the stone-pelting incidents during the rule of political parties were too high. The total number of stone-pelting cases registered under the NC-INC regime between 2009 and 2014 was 2,690, the data reveals.

The Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party (PDP-BJP) coalition that was in power between 2015 and mid-2018, and the National Conference-Indian National Congress (NC-INC) alliance ruled for five years between 2009 and 2014. The state is currently under President’s rule.