Handle JK youth issue diligently, says Parl Panel

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New Delhi, Mar 22: While noting that instances of involvement of youths in violence is dangerous proposition. A parliamentary committee has suggested that the Government should deal with the issues of youths in Jammu and Kashmir diligently
The 28th report of the Committee of Estimates on ‘Central armed police forces and internal security challenges- evaluation and response mechanism’, which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on March 19, censured the intelligence agencies and security forces for not anticipating the gravity of the situation in the valley.
The Committee said that there is an urgent need to engage with youth so as to bring them in the mainstream and youths or children involved in such incidents should be handled with utmost care and properly counseled by the professionals so that they cannot be trapped again in such violent activities.
The Panel, headed by Murli Manohar Joshi , has also suggested intensifying the various efforts made by the centre as well as state government to ensure their employability under different schemes like UDAN( a scheme to enhance skill and employment of the graduates and engineering Diploma holders) and HIMAYAT (scheme for school or college drop outs for employment).
Besides, the efforts should also be made to provide job opportunities in Public Sector Units and government agencies to hire these youths particularly in the border areas, the Committee suggested.