Operation Kund humane, ensures to save surrendered militants: IGP Kashmir

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Khan told media persons that one of the arrested terrorist was injured during an encounter earlier this week in the forests of Kulgam district.

"Three militants have been arrested in the ongoing operation", he said.

On Wednesday, the Centre made a decision to intensify anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir, with security forces being instructed to eliminate those who continue to indulge in violence in the Valley, The Tribune reported. He said Atta was wounded but he was saved and he was rescued.

A top police source disclosed to Kashmir Observer that the government has been contemplating a third policy: For those who have joined the militancy only recently and who wish to return to their families and join the mainstream.

Several of them arrested from Kupwara while on their way to get arms training, he said.

He said "religious exploitation" was another reason for the youth to join militancy.

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"Most of them, you will find, are college or school dropouts".

Khan also said that Pakistan was running "a relentless campaign on social media to lure Kashmiri youths towards militancy".

"These youth can't understand what is right or wrong for them", he said.

In response to a question, the IGP said that he would not divulge the details of surrendered militants as "we have to ensure their safety and security". "He was a militant of Hizbul Mujahideen", a police officer said here.

"We are compiling the steps to be taken for rehabilitating militants - both who have gone across and those who are here". The recommendations would later send it to the government for approval. "In the near future, we shall have a comprehensive policy", he said.

Munir Khan said that due to presence of more local militants in South Kashmir, youth are joining militant ranks in large number in the region than the North Kashmir where the number of local militants is minimal. "There is complete coordination between the all three forces, the police, Army and the CRPF", he added.

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