DGP asks youth to shun violence; promises help in rehabilitation

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Srinagar, Director General of Police S.P. Vaid Tuesday appealed the youth “who have joined militancy” to shun the path of violence and return to their homes, pledging to provide all possible help including vocational training for their rehabilitation.

Referring to the 54 youth “who were involved in militancy, and were arrested and saved from moving further on the path of violence,” the DGP in his appeal said that “during past 27 years about 25000 youth including those who had gone for arms training to Pakistan have either surrendered or left the path of militancy and are living a normal life.”

He also appealed to the parents of these youths to impress upon their wards to return home and promised them all possible help. He promised that vocational training will be provided to those who shun the path of violence.

In his appeal, the DGP said that “when the youth, who have joined the militancy, call their parents during encounters, I can feel the pain as a parent himself.”

The DGP said that not only as a police chief but also as a father he appeals to the youth to leave the path of destruction and return to their homes for living a normal life.

He promised that all the District SsP and the Range DIGs have been given directions for facilitating the return of the willing youth.

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