Shopian: With scores of families appealing their dear ones to return homes, the Jammu and Kashmir Police here are putting every effort to bring the local militants home.
Reports said that top police officials held a meeting with the families of those who have joined the militant ranks and assured them that the doors for the mainstream will always remain open for their dear ones.
The meeting with the families was chaired by the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Kashmir Range, S P Pani.
The other senior officials including Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shopian, Ram Ambarkar were also present in the meet.
The officials met almost 30 families and listened to them patiently.
During the interaction, it was assured to the families that the doors to mainstream are open to these ‘misguided’ youth and every care will be taken for their dignified rehabilitation if they shun the path of violence.
Witnesses said that amid tears, sobs, the families shared the circumstances in which their loved ones left their homes and joined militant ranks.
The families appreciated the opening of means of communication with the senior police officers and said that this will definitely go a long way in bridging the gap between public and administration.
The Police team promised their assistance to the families wholeheartedly.
The interaction was indeed an extremely fruitful exercise and beginning of a new chapter in policing in the district, a senior official said.