Slowdown in J&K terror recruitment

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The Jammu and Kashmir police have found to their surprise that against their internal assessment of 500 to 1,000 youth joining the militancy, only around 42 have actually taken up arms so far. The assessment, based on new intelligence, has helped the security agencies chalk out appropriate counter-insurgency strategies to neutralize local militants recruited since July.
Earlier, a police report talked of mass recruitment after Wani’s killing, which was followed by the unprecedented participation of youth in the funeral. However, the latest police data show that only around 42 missing youth are ranked as active militants, most of whom have joined Wani’s Hizbul Mujahideen and not the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

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