The Jammu and Kashmir Police have claimed that they have prevented four youth from joining militancy in two districts of the Valley.
Two youths from the Ganderbal district were prevented from joining militant ranks after they were apprehended by Ganderbal Police on Tuesday, police said in Srinagar.
The two youth hailing from Batwina and Kurhama areas of the Central Kashmir district who had left home to join militancy were being brought back.
Police said that they succeeded in bringing back these two youth. “Parents of both the youth were unaware about their clandestine activities,” senior superintendent of police in Ganderbal, Khalil Ahmad Poswal, said.
Police also said that parents should come forward and report any such activity of their wards so that they are mainstreamed through concerted counselling by experts.
The police also said that they prevented two Budgam youth from joining militant ranks and were handed over to their families after counselling.
A police spokesperson said that acting on specific information, police prevented 2 youth from joining militant ranks.
“Both the teenagers had left their homes and went missing on March 14. As soon as this information was received, police teams swung into action and traced both the boys in the Tral area of Awantipora,” the spokesperson said.
Both the boys are in their early teens and had got influenced by social media. “They were instigated by Pakistan based recruiting handlers through social media handles,” the spokesman claimed.
After counselling both were handed over to their parents.