Kashmir: Only 2 local youth joined militancy in past 45 days

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Ground Report | Srinagar

Around 60 foreign militants have infiltrated Jammu and Kashmir in the last one month after the abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir article 370 and 35A on August 05.

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh claimed that recruitment of locals’ youth into militant groups had been all-time low at the present stage, however he said that in past 45 days only two local youths from Kashmir valley have joined militancy.

According to media reports the number of foreign militants was arrived at after an assessment by multiple agencies, including the Army and the Border Security Force (BSF).