126 youths in Kashmir joined militancy in 2017: Mehbooba Mufti

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Chief minister Mehboba Mufti in a written reply to a question in Jammu Kashmir assembly informed that 126 youths joined militancy in 2017.

The Chief Minister also informed that the number of youths who joined militancy in 2016 was 88 whereas this number was 66 in 2015.The increasing number of militants is an alarm for the central and state government. The situation in Kashmir is worsening day by day as the government has failed to convince the youth to give up the gun and to join the mainstream.

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju also informed about the infiltration cases from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir. In Lok Sabha he told that 515 infiltration cases have been reported in 2017 in which 75 militants were killed, the number of infiltration cases in 2016 was 454 and in 2015 this number was 223.

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