The security forces in Kashmir have taken the surrender of local terrorists very seriously. While the forces would continue to hunt and kill those from Pakistan, it has decided to take a very different approach when it comes to the local terrorists.
There is a 24x7 toll-free number which has been set up for terrorists to surrender The number is 14411. This helpline number is called Madadgar. Either the terrorist himself can call in and surrender or the families too can dial and seek help.
Earlier top officials in Kashmir told the local youth who have joined terror groups to return home. Director General of Police, Jammu, and Kashmir, S P Vaid has urged the local youth to return to their homes.
Vaid while making the appeal also said that they had managed to get at least 60 youth back into their homes. Lt Gen J S Sandhu too made a similar appeal and said that the youth should stop being a proxy of Pakistan.
The local terrorists must realise that it is easy to call themselves as Mujahids. But are you really a Mujahid or just a proxy, the Army official asked.
He further assured that the Army and police would extend all help. He said that there would be no harassment and the youth who are ready to return home would get more help than what they would have expected.
Meanwhile, Vaid played down the claims about the Islamic State launching operations in the state. He said that the claims are yet to be verified. I don't think there is an ISIS imprint here he also said.