Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] February 6 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said there has been an increase in the number of youth who have joined militancy in 2017.
According to the date, 2017 has been marked as the year of highest recruitment of youth in militant groups in the last seven years.
The data placed before Parliament in March last year, showed a steady hike in the number of youths taking up arms in the Valley from 2014 onwards, as compared to 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Mufti further said that certain Separatist leaders including two women were detained in terms of the provisions of the Public Safety Act, 1978 to prevent them from acting in any manner prejudicial to the security of the state or maintenance of the public order. (ANI)