40 Kashmiri youth joined militancy in 2019: Army

40 Kashmiri youth joined militancy in 2019: Army


SRINAGAR, MAY 20 : Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command of the Indian Army on Monday said that almost 40 youth who have picked up arm in Kashmir  in 2019.

Lieutenant General Singh said while addressing the media said that “Local recruitment remains a matter of concern for all of us. Last year, we had 217 local youth who had picked up militancy. This year, the number has significantly reduced and as on date there is only 40 youth who have picked up arms”.

He added that realization is coming in the youth and people of Kashmir that we do not want to become fodder by the Pakistani agencies and various inimical elements, who want to promote terrorism and violence in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

He added “I am sure with the help of all the stakeholders we will be able to arrest this trend in the times to come as we are doing now”.

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