By: Jahangir Lolabi
Kupwara: Kupwara police on Thursday handed over three youth from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district after apprehending them while ‘on way to cross Line of Control’.
Addressing a presser SSP Kupwara Yougal Manhas, said “following a specific information, police apprehended the trio, all in their teenage from a hideout in Kupwara.”
The police officer said the teenagers, all residents of Meej in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district had established contact with a militant commander posing himself as Tayab Farroqi operating from Pakistan and were on their way to cross the LoC via Kupwara to meet him and take illegal training in handling of arms to join back militancy in Kashmir.
On questioning, Police found that these youth from South Kashmir have been radicalised and motivated by the militant through social media platforms.
“Assessing the circumstances and tender age of these young boys who were found to be highly motivated and radicalised to join the path of violence, Jammu and Kashmir Police in its endeavour to ensure peace and stability in Kashmir decided to counsel them to give them a chance to reform into responsible and peace abiding citizen”, the officer said.
Relevantly, the parents of the youths were called and after threadbare discussion and counselling, the teenagers were handed over to them, the officer said.
Expressing gratitude, the parents of the youth on the eve thanked Jammu and Kashmir Police in preventing their wards from joining the militant ranks and provide them a chance to them to live a free and peaceful life.
“Jammu and Kashmir Police also appeals the parents of the young people to monitor their activities to prevent them from falling to prey of destabilising the peace in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir”, the officer further said. (GNS)