Despite a unilateral announcement regarding cessation of anti-militancy operations in the Kashmir by Home Minister Rajnath Singh,youth joining militant groups is not stopping at all.
Reports reveal that at least ten Kashmiri youth have joined the militant outfits in past twenty days.
A total of 70 militants have joined the militant ranks in last five months up to May 31 this year.
According to highly placed sources in J&K Police, at least 54 young boys from of Shopian and Pulwama have joined militancy in the first five months this year.
Mannan Bashir Wani, a former research scholar at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), from frontier district Kupwara is among the youth to have joined Hizbul Mujahideen militant group