Only one boy joined militancy in past three months: Governor

SRINAGAR, NOV 05: Governor Today said that the number of youth joining the ranks of militants has reduced significantly and said only one boy has joined militancy in the state in past three months.

Governor claims “In past three months, only one boy has joined militancy. No other person has joined the militant ranks during this period,” he said after the Guard of Honour at the Civil Secretariat, Jammu, which reopened on Monday after a 10-day break owing to the bi-annual ‘Darbar Move’.

Till July 20, as many as 87 local youths had joined militancy in the state, according to Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir.