Shopian killings: DGP Vaid, IG CRPF appeal youth to ‘shun violence’

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In the backdrop of killing of 8 local militants in three encounters with government forces in southern Kashmir on Sunday, Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid said it was painful to see loss of young lives and appealed the youth to shun the “path of violence”.
“It is painful to all of us to see loss of young life. I again appeal the parents of the boys, who have taken the ‘wrong path’, that they should convenience them to leave the ‘path of violence’ and come home,” Dr Vaid, flanked by AK Bhatt, GOC Army’s 15 Corps and the Inspector General (IG) CRPF and the IG police, told reporters during a press conference in Awantipora on Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile, IG (Operations) of CRPF Zulfikar Hassan also endorsed the appeal of Dr Vaid though he said that government forces will take every action against all those who will “violate law”.
Hassan also appealed the people not to go near the encounter sites as it was dangerous.