Srinagar, Mar 10 : Claiming that number of local youth joining militancy in the Kashmir valley has witnessed declined, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir S P Pani on Sunday said parents have played important role in bring back their children.
He told mediapersons on the sidelines of a function during his tour to frontier district of Kupwara, that the number of local youths joining had witnessed drop during the past few months.
Parents had played an important role in keeping their children away from militants, he said, adding that a number of youths had also returned to mainstream.
He said it is the responsibility of everyone, including parents, friends and common people of the society to motivate youths to keep away from joining militancy.
He expressed hope that situation will improve further in the near future.
Pani visited Kupwara district where he inspected local police stations and held a detailed interaction with the citizens of Kupwara.
At the onset, he paid rich tributes to the martyrs at the district police line.
The IGP visited Trehgam and Kupwara police stations where he carried out casual inspection. He also interacted with the jawans posted there.
He directed officials to hold frequent public interactions so that a strong bond was created between public and police.
Later, the IGP held a detailed interaction with the people of Kupwara at Dak Bunglow, which saw huge participation.