88 youth join militancy in Kashmir in 2016: Govt

New Delhi: As many as 88 youth have joined different militant outfits this year, most of them in post-Burhan killing phase in Kashmir.
Over 100 local youths have gone missing from different parts of Kashmir. Out of these 100 missing youths, 88 have joined different militant outfits in Kashmir, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
“In 2016 maximum number of youth joined militant ranks since 2010,” Government said, adding, “66 in 2015, 53 in 2014, 16 in 2013 and 21 in 2012 have joined outfits.”
According to the Police records, from south Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama, 32 youth have joined different militant outfits. The records suggest that from the central and north Kashmir 23 are missing, among them 13 have joined militancy.

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