NEW DELHI: The Centre has told the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) that the Jammu & Kashmir government’s decision to withdraw FIRs against stone-pelters would demoralise security forces and embolden militants to use civilians as human shield for their terror activities.

Responding to a petition filed by three children of army personnel, the Union government has filed a report before the NHRC saying that “withdrawing of cases against stone-pelters by the state government will demoralise the security forces and may encourage the acts of militants to take help of civilians as their shield for terror activities”.

The Centre said, “It is the duty of the state government to take strong action against stone-pelters and provocateurs to safeguard the human rights of members of the armed forces operating in Jammu & Kashmir.”

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