Says feels the ‘pain as a parent’ during gunfights
Srinagar: Director General of Police (DGP), S P Vaid, has appealed youth who have joined militancy to “shun the path of violence” and return to their homes.
In a statement issued here Tuesday, Vaid said that he feels “the pain as a parent himself”, when the youth (militants) call their parents during gunfights.
Promising to provide “all possible help” including vocational training for the rehabilitation of youth, shunning militancy, Vaid said that not only as a police chief but “also as a father” he appeals to the youth to leave the “path of destruction and return to their homes for living a normal life”.
The DGP said that during past few months 54 youth who were involved in militancy related activities were arrested and “saved from moving further on the path of violence”.
He added that during past 27 years about 25000 youth “including those who had gone for arms training to Pakistan” have either surrendered or left the path of militancy and were living a normal life.
He also appealed to the parents of these youths to impress upon their children to return home and promised them all possible help. He promised that vocational training will be provided to those who shun the path of violence.
Vaid informed that all the district SSP and Range DIGs have been given directions for facilitating the return of the willing youth.