Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh Monday said that if de-radicalisation camps do come up in Kashmir, it will be a “good sign”, as it will help people who have “gone astray”.
On Thursday, Chief of Defense staff, Bipin Rawat had said that “girls and boys as young as 10 and 12 are now being radicalised” in Kashmir, and that those who are “completely radicalised” need to be “taken out separately” and put in de-radicalisation camps”.
Responding to a question on this, Dilbag Singh said, “If any such facility comes up in Kashmir that will be a good sign, it should happen. It’ll definitely help people, especially those who have gone astray”.
“If some sensible kind of arrangement is made where good people from the civil society and experts who deal with the subject and relevant aspects of religion and other things… I think that will be a good development. That kind of thing should be welcomed,” Singh was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.
He also said that militant organisation Hizbul Mujahideen was on the verge of being wiped out from the south Kashmir region.
“Today in Shopian, we neutralised three terrorists. One of them, their commander Wasim Ahmed Wani, was active since 2017 and was on a top position in Hizbul Mujahideen. He had 19 FIRs against him and was also involved in the killing of four civilians and four cops,” he said.
“Hizbul Mujahideen is on the verge of being completely wiped out in South Kashmir,” Singh added.