Killing of militants a success, but losing lives painful: Kashmir police chief

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Srinagar: Director General Of Police Dilbagh Singh on Wednesday said that the  presence of Global militant outfit ISIS’s footprints in the valley is not huge however a section of youth is being radicalised.

“A section of youth is being radicalised otherwise presence of ISIS is not that big in Kashmir,” Singh said.

Singh made these comments while addressing a presser here and was flanked by other senior officers of the police force.

He said that it is always pain-full when the youth who have picked up arms are killed in operations. “Kashmir is a secular society and very open but while radicalisation on those lines is happening like raising of black flags, ” he said while referring to recent unveiling of Daesh flags at Jamia Masjid pulpit.

He said that such acts are to to showcase a larger presence adding that ‘there is no big presence but radicalisation on those lines of youth is happening’. “The killing of youth who have picked up arms is not appreciable at all,” he said. He also said that the youth joining militancy is a matter of concern.

Singh said that while neutralising militants is a success but at the same times losing lives is pain-full and cannot be a thing to be celebrated. “Killing of anyone be militants, forces personal is very pain-full, ” he said. Singh said that he hoped 2019 will be better year and graph of violence comes down.(KNO)

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