Rajnath asks JK to shift juveniles from jails

PTI
New Delhi, Publish Date: Nov 19 2017 12:23AM | Updated Date: Nov 19 2017 12:23AM
Rajnath asks JK to shift juveniles from jails

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the J&K government to move all juveniles, arrested for protests and other activities, from jails to remand homes and review their cases sympathetically.

The decision is considered to be an attempt to reach out to the people of Jammu and Kashmir by the central government after the appointment of Dineshwar Sharma as the Centre's special representative to initiate talks with all stakeholders.

The issue was discussed in detail at Wednesday's meeting of the core group on Kashmir, chaired by the Home Minister and attended by Defence Minister NirmalaSitharaman and National Security Advisor AjitDoval, where it was decided to ask the J&K government to work on the cases of juveniles, a home ministry official privy to the development told PTI.

The state government is expected to take the initiative to shift the juveniles to remand homes and review their cases soon, the official said. PTI