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Jammu and Kashmir DGP urges youth to shun violence, promises them rehabilitation

In an attempt to wean off local youth from militancy, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Shesh Paul Vaid on Thursday appealed to shun the path of violence and promised that the state police will help them to rehabilitate.

Speaking in a video which he posted on his official Twitter handle, Vaid made an emotional call, saying his heart bleeds for parents whose child has joined terrorism. "If you kill one human, it's as if you killed all of humanity," said the senior police officer.

Vaid said that Jammu and Kashmir police in last few months convinced youths who were joining the path of militancy to abandon it. He added that during the past 27 years, as many as 25,000 people have left the path of militancy and are now living normal life.

In February this year, Jammu and Kashmir police started an initiative of meeting parents of youths who were believed to had joined terror groups, says a report in The Times of India.

DGP Vaid, who took over as the director general of the police in January, had assured that a lenient view would be taken in case the youths surrendered voluntarily.

The Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday had said that 54 youths were arrested over the past "few months" in different parts of the valley, foiling their attempts to join militant ranks.

"As many as 54 youth have been arrested from different districts of Kashmir over the past few months. The arrests foiled their attempts to join militancy, thereby saving 54 families getting adversely affected by the militancy," a police spokesman had said.

Updated Date: Jul 06, 2017 11:52 AM

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