No De-Radicalization Camps In JK: Govt

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy speaks in the Rajya Sabha. (File Photo: PTI)

NEW DELHI - There is no proposal is under consideration to set up de-radicalisation camps in Jammu & Kashmir, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

This was stated by Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy.

Earlier, supporting the idea of setting up of de-radicalisation centres in Kashmir as suggested by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh had said such a move was welcome.

Singh had said that Pakistan and its proxies have been trying to spread radicalisation in Kashmir which has affected many youth. He said de-radicalisation centres will help those youth who have gone astray.

He had called for a collective effort to tackle the issue of radicalisation in Kashmir and said experts and members from civil society must join hands to counter the problem.

Last month speaking at the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, General Rawat had mooted the setting up of de-radicalisation camps in Kashmir.


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