Jammu & Kashmir Police

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have ‘rescued’ five youth including juveniles from joining militancy in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In a handout, as per the news agency GNS, the police said that unearthing a major activity of militants to misguide the youth and entice them to join militancy ranks, Baramulla Police along with Army’s 29 RR succeeded in ‘rescuing’ five youths including two juveniles (identity protected) from joining militant ranks.

According to the police spokesman, “As per information received from reliable sources, it was learnt that some youngsters are being enticed by militant handlers from Pakistan to join militant organizations. On receiving this input, security forces first traced these youth and they were subjected to sustained questioning with the help of their parents.”

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“On their disclosure, it was learnt that these youth were in touch with militant handlers in Pakistan through social media to get recruited in militant outfits. Militant handlers were trying to radicalize the minds of these boys. These boys, in their teenage, have now been handed over to parents after proper counselling,” the statement said.

He added, “J&K Police and Indian Army are firm on their resolve to defeat all nefarious designs of the enemy to misguide and radicalize the youth of Kashmir.”

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“Parents are requested to keep a vigil on activities of their children and cooperate with police,” reads the statement.

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