JDU in Kashmir inducts former ‘stone pelters’

at 3:11 pm

Srinagar, July 4 (NVI) Several Kashmiri youth, previously believed to be stone-pelters, have joined the political mainstream here.

Janata Dal (United) today made an announcement about their induction in the party here.

“The previous governments labeled them as stone pelters, but we are giving them a platform in the mainstream,” JDU State President G.M. Shaheen said at a press conference here.

He said these youth had been exploited during the previous regimes of National Conference (NC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Claiming that these youth were manipulated and financially exploited, he said, “Many politicians and police officers took crores of rupees and built empires in the process.”

The JDU leader called for a thorough investigation into the matter and demanded action against the politicians who have amassed wealth in crores.

He emphasized the need for accountability and transparency.

The induction of these youth into the JDU marks a significant shift in the political landscape, with Shaheen asserting that the party is committed to providing opportunities and a platform for all individuals, regardless of their past labels.

The JDU’s move to welcome these youths is seen as a strategic effort to strengthen its base and appeal to a broader demographic, especially the youth who have felt marginalized and exploited in the past. (NVI)