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J-K DGP asks families of militants to urge them to shun violence, promises assistance

Jammu and Kashmir Police chief SP Vaid on Saturday urged families of militants in the Valley to appeal to their sons to leave the path of violence and promised all possible assistance, including rehabilitation, for those who leave militant ranks.

india Updated: Jun 30, 2018 13:14 IST
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J-K DGP SP Vaid had in the past also appealed to the families of Kashmiri militants to urge their sons to leave militancy and return to mainstream.(PTI/File Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir Police chief SP Vaid on Saturday urged families of militants in the Valley to appeal to their sons to leave the path of violence and promised all possible assistance, including rehabilitation, for those who leave militant ranks.

“Today, once again, I urge to the families to appeal to their boys who have taken the wrong path to leave the path of violence and come home,” the DGP wrote on Twitter.

He said the Jammu and Kashmir police will provide all possible assistance to those who shun the path of violence and return to mainstream.

“It is highly unfortunate & painful to see loss of life. @JmuKmrPolice promises to provide all possible assistance including rehabilitation (sic),” Vaid said.

The DGP had in the past also appealed to the families of Kashmiri militants to urge their sons to leave militancy and return to mainstream.

Since last year, more than a dozen militants have laid down their arms in Kashmir when police announced that they will accept offer of surrender of local militants even during ongoing encounters. Most of these militants have returned home after appeals by their families to shun the path of violence.

First Published: Jun 30, 2018 13:14 IST