Decrease in local youth joining militancy in 2019: J&K DGP

Vishal Malhotra/Lokesh Goswami Tennews New Delhi :

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J&K : Almost 160 terrorists were killed and 102 were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019, while 250 ultras were still active, DGP Dilbag Singh said yesterday, noting that the number of local youths joining militancy has decreased.

The Director General of Police said there has been a 30% fall in terrorist incidents along with a decrease in civilian killings and a 36% decrease in law and order incidents as compared to last year.

“218 such [local] youths joined militant outfits in 2018 but only 139 joined in 2019,” Singh said at the annual press conference at the police headquarters in Kashmir.

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