Indian parliament perturbed at more Kashmiri youth joining militancy

Indian parliament perturbed at more Kashmiri youth joining militancy

NEW DELHI: A parliamentary panel has asked the home ministry to check the "disturbing" trend of local youths in Jammu and Kashmir joining militancy, PTI has reported.

The parliamentary standing committee on home affairs, headed by senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, also observed that there is a "sinister and complex connection" between the simultaneous rise in stone-pelting incidents and suicide attacks on the establishments of security forces.

The committee, in its report submitted to Parliament, said it was aware of the disturbing trend of recruiting and training of local youths by the militants in the light of the numerous attempts foiled by the security forces.

"There has been a rise in the number of law and order incidents, particularly incidents of stone pelting which seems to have become a regular feature in some parts of Kashmir.

Numerous incidents of picketing of police stations and snatching of rifles from police and paramilitary personnel point towards local sourcing of arms," it said.

The panel said while the law and order incidents have kept the security forces busy, the militants, meanwhile, have found time to reorganise themselves and perpetrate terrorist attacks on the forces.