In a move that indicates that the Kashmiri youth was in favour of
shunning the Pakistan-sponsored ‘gun culture’, a few youngsters tore
down the posters of militants like Burhan Wani and Hizbul Mujahideen in
south Kashmir. The incident was caught on camera as few Kashmiri youth
were photographed removing the posters of the terrorists in south
Kashmir, often considered to the epicentre of terror activities in the
state, Times Now reported.
As per the report, the posters that
were brought down by the youngsters threatened the local police force,
called out the youth to join the militants’ groups and warned the public
against participating in local elections in the region. By removing
the posters, the Kashmiri youth seem to be giving out the signal that
they want nothing to do with Pakistan-sponsored terrorism.
month, around 259 boys from Jammu and Kashmir had joined Indian Army’s
Jammu Kashmir Light Infantry (JKLI) Battalion. The Kashmiri boys were
inducted in the battalion following the completion of their one-year
course of JKLI battalion at Regimental Centre in Rangreth in Srinagar.
November last year, the Army’s northern command chief Lt Gen Ranbir
Singh said that there had been a “relative decline” in the number of
youths joining terrorist groups in Kashmir for the “past some time.”
Without specifying a time period, Lt Gen Singh had told reporters, “As
far as recruitment is concerned, it is a matter of satisfaction that for
the past some time there has been a relative decline in the number of
youths joining militancy.”
Meanwhile, in a significant political
development in the state, Kashmiri IAS officer Shah Faesal, who topped
the civil services exam in 2010, resigned from his post on Wednesday in
order to protest against the “unabated killings in Kashmir”.
Speculations suggested that he was likely to enter politics.