Society and security agencies need to keep an eye on this trend.
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There has been a decline in the number of local people joining terror groups this year. Despite this, to some extent, this unfortunate trend continues, it needs to be monitored more by the society and security agencies. Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said this on Thursday. Talking to a news agency, the DGP said that this year the number of local youths joining terror groups has come down from 85 to 69.
During this, 417 people were detained at different times during the operation on the network of Over Ground Workers (OGW). He said that we are continuously working on schemes to attract youth to bring them into the mainstream of the society and trying to solve this problem by taking action against those responsible for radicalizing the youth.
The police has been successful in cracking down on such elements who were responsible for implicating youth in terrorism. However, much more needs to be done within the society and from some other agencies. These agencies are taking the youth away from the path of destruction as well as connecting them with positive activities. All the government agencies working for this need to make more efforts.
The DGP said that some pleasant incidents have come to the fore in this regard. A large number of youth who came out of their homes to follow the path of terrorism were brought back. About 30 young people returned to the families. Public confidence in the police has increased. Now when any youth goes missing the public reports to the police and especially the way parents are reaching out to the police to help them get their kids back. He said that I assure that those who come back to the mainstream will not suffer any loss, they will happily join their families.
On the recent attacks in Srinagar city, the DGP 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 their base in the city is sooner or later targeted. He said that the police had conducted 17 encounters in the city last year and this year also around 3 to 4 encounters have taken place. We are getting information about people and we are following them. Very soon you will hear of another concerted operation in the city of Srinagar.
200 terrorists in the valley
The police chief said that the number of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir has come down from 300 to around 200. There are 60 to 70 foreign terrorists in this. There have been only 84 incidents this year as compared to 120 in the corresponding period last year. There is a decline of 30 percent in this. 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, for which we are very satisfied.
83 terrorists killed so far this year
Singh said that the anti-terrorist operations are to enhance the atmosphere of peace and strengthen our efforts to rid the minds of the people created by terrorists and their goons and allies. We are trying to maintain this momentum despite the covid challenge, we have tried to do a large number of operations. During the current year more than 34 operations have been carried out, 83 terrorists have been killed during this year including about half a dozen foreign terrorists.