Kulgam, J&K: Five bidding militants, who had joined different militant ranks, have surrendered in Kulgam and returned to their families according to the police.
#Kashmir: Five youth who joined different terrorist groups shunned path of violence, returned to mainstream & surrendered. State police says, joint persistent efforts of #Kulgam police, their families succeeded in weaning away these youth from the path of violence.
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) June 1, 2019
“The five youths shunned the path of violence and returned to the mainstream due to the efforts of their families and police,” said the police. However, their identities were not revealed for security reasons.
Dozens of Kashmiri militants have surrendered in Kashmir since 2017 when police announced that they would accept the offer of local militants to surrender even during ongoing encounters. Most of these militants have returned home after appeals by their families to shun the path of violence.