How government plans to curb radicalisation in Kashmir
The Ministry of Home Affairs has in a report said that the priority should be to ensure that the youth, especially the teenagers in Jammu and Kashmir do not get radicalised. The report was prepared to assess the situation in J&K and has now been sent to the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
The report takes a note of the stone pelters in the Valley and says that they should be booked under the Public Safety Act. However the first time offenders and the teenagers should be counselled and also kept in a remand home.
The report goes on to suggest a special development scheme for people before they are lured in by the separatists. For this the moulvis in the mosques must be encouraged to come forward and prevent radicalisation, the report also states. The report calls on the information and broadcasting ministry to take steps in Kashmir. There are a large number of news outlets which propagate an anti-India message and the same needs to be curbed. The I&B division is defunct in Kashmir and action in this area is needed the report states.
There is an urgent need to change the political narrative in Kashmir. For this, control of mosques, media and madrasas is needed. The report also speaks about the need to strengthen the intelligence mechanism so that the moderate voices could be reached out to.