Pak. using social media to lure Kashmiri youth

Pak. using social media to lure Kashmiri youth

Acording to IGP Kashmir zone, Muneer Khan, the anti-militancy operation reiterated that security forces are ready to accept the surrender of local terrorists even during encounters. "Most of them are either school or college dropouts", he said.

He also claimed that Pakistan was using social media to recruit militants in Kashmir.

He said one of them, Atta Muhammad Malik, was caught in an injured condition.

It may be mentioned here that the anti-militancy operation Kund has been continuing since November 14.

The third terrorist, who was injured in the gun battle with security forces in Kulgam's Kund area, is in hospital, the official said. "He could have died too", he said.

Khan had appealed militants to surrender saying, "They should lay down their arms and we will provide all support in rehabilitating them".

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The joint operation was launched after the specific information about the presence of a joint group of six Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants in the forest area of of Haalan-Kund was received.

Munir Khan said that the J&K Police stood by its "commitment towards local militants who want to rejoin their families and get back in the mainstream" by offering them generous terms of surrender.

Responding to a question, IGP Kashmir said that youth are driven to militancy because of the influence of social media and religious factors. "I do not agree with the reported figure of 42, but there is no doubt that youths have gone and joined militants", he said.

He said that around 17 youth have joined militancy in the last four months. "Hopefully we should get them", he said.

The officer said that the youth in the age group of 15 years to 25 years were vulnerable to be exploited as they find it hard to differentiate between right and wrong. "Koi rok nahi hogi (there will be no halt)", he said about the "Operation All-Out" against militants. We are compiling our recommendations and suggestions and will send to the government shortly.

SSP Kulgam Shridhar Patil was also present at the press briefing.

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