3 years

STONE COLD

Pelting Problem

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According to the Central Reserve Police Force stationed in Kashmir, the state has seen a phenomenal six fold increase in the number of instances of stone pelting this year compared with figures from last year; 55 such instances were reported in 2012, whereas this year, by September, there had already been at least 318 instances, as a result of which a total of 628 security personnel have been injured and 250 bullet proof vehicles damaged. According to some reports, this stone pelting attacks are organised and one report estimates miscreants are paid as much as Rs 400 per week to participate.