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Number of youths joining militancy in J-K reduced drastically: Guv

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

said on Monday that the number of youths joining militancy in the state has come down drastically.

Speaking to mediapersons here, the outlined the achievements of the

"In (the past) three months, only one boy has joined militancy. No other person has joined the militant ranks during this period," he said after the 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

"Eighty-seven youths have joined militancy in 2018 (till July 20) in the four districts of south -- Anantnag (14), Pulwama (35), Shopian (23), Kulgam (15)," he had said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

A high number of 127 young men joined militancy in 2017, a record since 2010, officials said.

In 2016, 88 Kashmiri youths joined militancy, they said.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 15:10 IST