2 Youth Prevented From Joining Militancy: Police

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Srinagar: Police on Saturday claimed to have prevented two youth from joining militant ranks in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Based on a credible input about joining of two youths from the Wussan area of Ganderbal into militant ranks, police on the basis of technical inputs immediately swung into action and apprehended both of them from the Old City here, a police spokesperson said.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that both the persons had developed tendency to join militant ranks,” he added.

The police spokesperson said that the arrested youth were properly counselled by Police, Psychiatrist and other experts and were later on handed over to their parents with the advice to keep an eye on their daily activities.

As per the spokesperson, SSP Ganderbal said that anti-national elements operating across the border were “preying on the gullible youth” of Kashmir through various social media platforms and enticing them to joining militancy which needs to be curbed.

“He further said that parents should come forward and report any such activity of their wards so that they are mainstreamed through concerted counselling by experts,” he added.

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