“It is an unfortunate trend as I am seeing that some number of youth are joining (in terror groups). It is exactly 69 but if you compare it with the same period last year it was 85. You see a trend of reduction here but the fact is that it is continuing in some numbers. We are trying to solve this problem by targeting the people responsible for tricking the youth and radicalising the youth.
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Police has been successful
Singh, a 1987-batch IPS officer, said the police had been successful to an extent in targeting “elements” who were responsible for inducting youth into militancy. “However, much more needs to be done from within the society and by some other agencies to ensure that the youth stay away from the path of destruction and are brought back into positive activities,” he said. Therefore, there is a need for more efforts by all the concerned agencies of the government.
Without giving details, Singh said some good things have happened in this regard as a “very large number” of youths who had left their homes to join terrorist groups have been brought back. “Their number is 30 and they are found in their families… Public confidence in the police is very pleasant, the public is informing the police if anyone is missing, especially by the parents,” he said. It is a good thing to inform the police to help bring back the children.
“I assure that if they come back they will not face any harm, they will be happily reunited with their families,” he said.
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He said that an appeal has been made to surrender even during the encounters. “This experiment has also been very successful… More than 12 people came forward… The youth were grateful, especially when they came out and told their stories… how they were lured and made part of terrorist organizations,” he said. which they never wanted. They were actually forced to indulge in terrorist activities.
Terrorists trying to establish their foothold in Srinagar
On the recent attacks in the city of Srinagar, Singh admitted that terrorists are trying to establish their foothold in the city “but we have been able to foil their plans.” Anyone who comes and establishes his base in the city is sooner or later targeted.
He said that last year there were 17 encounters in the city and this year also around 3 to 4 encounters have taken place.
The police chief said that the number of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir has come down from more than 300 to around 200. He said, “There are some foreigners in 200. So, this figure is 190-195, out of which 60 to 70 are foreign terrorists.” He said, “I see, the situation is much better than in previous years.”
He said that only 84 incidents have happened as against 120 in the same period last year. There is a decline of 30 percent in this. “Similarly, when we talk about the law and order situation, there have been 48 incidents as compared to 100 incidents in the last year period, which shows a decline of 52 per cent, we are very satisfied with it,” he said. .”
“I am happy that there has been no casualty during our operations. Our counter-terrorism operations have been very clean.
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