Day before Eid, police handover 14 boys intending to join militant ranks to parents

ANANTNAG: A day before Eid-ul-Adha, Jammu Kashmir Police handed over 14 boys who had intentions to join militant ranks to their parents in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

These boys were handed over to their parents after counselling.

All these boys were arrested by police after information that they were intending to join militant groups.

Police said that these boys in the age group of 18-22 years were in touch with various local militants and also being lured by militants based in Pakistan through social media to get recruited in militant outfits have been handed over to parents today in District Police Office Anantnag.

Many counselling sessions by police officers for the past many days were held with these vulnerable youth belonging to various areas of Anantnag district.

On this occasion SSP Anantnag Imtiyaz Hussain advised the parents to remain aware about activities of their children and ensure bad elements do not get the chance to influence the young minds for criminal activities.

He said that youth are the greatest asset of society and society at large needs to ensure that they get engaged in constructive pursuits to contribute in the overall progress of the nation.

He cautioned parents about attempts being made to rob us of our youth capital which is critical for nation building.

On this occasion various respectables of the area were also present. (KNT)

Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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