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Make your children give up violence: BJP leader to mothers of 'misguided youths'

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

exhorted today the mothers of "misguided youths" in to convince their wards to give up violence and join the mainstream.

The former was speaking at a women leadership conclave Pink Marathon: Empowered women Empower women organised by here on the occasion of

"Today, we are celebrating and nothing could have been better than this conclave. I ask mothers of misguided youth who have taken up arms to influence their children to shun the path of violence," Sethi said.

In March this year, a boy, who joined militancy in Kashmir, had returned home following an appeal by his mother.

In total, four Kashmiri youths, who had taken to militancy, shunned the path of violence and returned to the mainstream in 2017, according to a written reply by to a question of in the

A number of women leaders, including both from the ruling and opposition parties, came together for today's conclave here, and advocated in unison strict implementation of law to safeguard and empower women in the state.

Apart from Sethi, Safina Baig, Sara Hayat, Mamta Singh, activist Rinchen Angmo and renowned academician also took part in the event.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 20:00 IST