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Srinagar- Police on Tuesday claimed to have rescued five youth including juveniles from joining militancy in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
In a statement, a police spokesperson said that unearthing a major activity of militants to misguide the youth and entice them to join militant ranks, police along with army’s 29 RR has succeeded in rescuing 5 youths, including 2 juveniles (identity protected) from joining militant ranks.
The action, he said, was made after receiving information from reliable sources that some youngsters are being enticed by militant handlers from Pakistan to join militant organizations.
“On receiving this input SFs first traced these youth and they were subjected to sustained questioning with the help of their parents. On their disclosure it was learnt that these youth were in touch with militant handlers in Pakistan through social media to get recruited in militant outfits. Militant handlers were trying to radicalize the minds of these boys,” he said.
“These boys all in their teenage years have now been handed over to parents after proper counselling,” he added.
The police and Indian Army, he said, are firm on their resolve to defeat all nefarious designs of the enemy to misguide and radicalize the youth of Kashmir, he said.
“Parents are requested to keep vigil on activities of their children and cooperate with Police,” the spokesperson added.
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