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"Stone pelters have been the biggest hurdle for our armed forces in securing the place (Kashmir)", Uma Singh told ANI.

Farooq Abdullah also came out in support stone pelters, claiming they were nationalists. He said that these youths starve often and yet they continue to throw stones since they dream of a nation and its freedom.

The operation was conducted after security forces got a tip-off about the militants having holed-up in the village. "But he is a stone pelter". But a stone thrower has nothing to do with tourism.

Uma Singh, wife of Chetan Cheeta who won his battle for life after being shot at with nine bullets today attacked the Jammu & Kashmir National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah.

Tulsi further stated that the stone-pelting issue entirely depends on tourism and terrorism that should be looked into.

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Resonating similar views, Congress spokesperson Meem Afzal stated that Abdullah's statement is disappointing and will not be accepted. Farooq Abdullah's statement is disappointing and will not be accepted.

Results of the bypolls to politically strategic Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency would greatly hinge on different factors, the chief one being the boycott call by the separatists, DHNS reports from Srinagar.

"If he (stone pelting youth) is giving up his life, he is not doing it for tourism".

"J&K National Conference has all along worked for the welfare of displaced people and initiated several measures to make their life comfortable in and outside camps in Jammu and elsewhere in the State", Dhar said while interacting with the people.

Campaigning for elections to Srinagar and Anantnag constituencies to be held on April 9 and April 12 respectively, has remained a low-key affair amid rising insurgency-related violence which has forced the contesting parties to hold meetings with their workers inside the confines of their residences or party offices.

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