Srinagar: Three young boys, who had joined militant ranks recently, have surrendered before the government forces in Kashmir, a senior police official said on Tuesday.
“Another three young boys in valley returned to their homes in response to the call of their families. God bless them,” Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid tweeted.
The police have made it a point not to reveal the identity of the youth, who surrender, in order to ensure their safety.
However, sources said two of the three boys who gave themselves up were teenagers hailing from a village in Pulwama district.
The government forces in Kashmir have maintained that they will provide all possible help to those local militants who want to renounce the path of violence and join the mainstream.
Nearly a dozen youth have laid down arms in the past two months in Kashmir.