Come home: Jammu and Kashmir cops want to rehabilitate militants, not kill

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Come home: Jammu and Kashmir cops want to rehabilitate militants, not kill

Earlier, Chief Minister Mehbooba mufti had also directed the police and security agencies to ensure that local militants are given a chance to return home.

Security forces in the Valley have once again shifted their focus on bringing the local boys who have strayed into militancy home than killing them in encounters.

In the past three days, as many local boys were arrested while engaging in violence against forces. These apprehended three are now undergoing counselling to lay down their arms.

"We reiterate our offer to the local militants- that if they want to surrender we will provide all support even in rehabilitating them", IG Kashmir, Munir Khan said.

All the three militants arrested hail from south Kashmir and were involved in various acts of violence.

"Our request to local militants is that they should not come under influence of foreign militants and rather lay down their arms", IG CRPF, Zulfikar ahmad added.

The issue of rising number of local boys joining militant ranks has been a cause of concern for the police for quite some time.

Earlier, Chief Minister Mehbooba mufti had also directed the police and security agencies to ensure that local militants are given a chance to return home.