Social Welfare Minster Sajad Lone Monday said the detention of minor offenders will take place only in consultation with the Child Welfare Committees and the offender found involved in conflict with law will go through a 'trial' in Juvenile Justice Board (JJB).
"Minors involved in stone pelting can't be arrested directly but in consultation with Child Welfare Committees set up under Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS). If the child is involved in conflict with law (street protest or stone pelting), he has to be handed over to JJB," Lone told Greater Kashmir here. He said the child would be provided proper counseling and provided home-like facilities. "ICPS is functional in rest of India, but in Kashmir we have just rolled it out," he said.