There is a significant dip in militant recruitment in Jammu and Kashmir: Inspector General Pani
The rise in the killing of militants in encounter gives a general impression that the increasing number of Kashmiri youth is joining militancy this year. But recent news of several Kashmiri youth taking part in an Army recruitment drive for 111 vacancies in Baramulla is a reflection that there is a parallel narrative running in this state.
If a few dozen youths are joining militancy, then there are thousands also who get attracted to Army recruitment to lead a dignified life. Inspector General of Police Kashmir SP Pani on Tuesday said that there is a significant dip in militant recruitment in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to media reports, 2,500 Kashmiri youth participated in an Army recruitment drive in Baramulla district against 111 vacancies. It shows a clear picture that the trend of joining a militant group in Kashmir has now taken a U-turn.
2,500 candidates turning out for 111 vacancies is a huge encouragement for youth to earn a livelihood of respect, safety and security. There are many key points that are responsible for this trend reversal and one of the major key points is family.
By joining the militant group, there is always an uncertainty of their future, safety and respect. But by joining the army, the youths can not only serve the nation but can also protect their families. It gives them the freedom to take care of their families. A family always want a happy and secure future for their children, and that what Army recruitment gives them.
The second key point is that as the Kashmiri youth cannot go outside Kashmir. If they get recruited in the Army and deployed in sensitive areas then they could talk to the people and can deal with the ongoing crisis.
– PTC NEWS