The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday organised a counselling session in north Kashmir's Baramulla district for the youth involved in violent activities, including stone-pelting on security forces, with an aim to find means to prevent recurrence of such incidents in the future.
A counselling session was organised today in Dak Bungalow Baramulla for the youth from the town and adjoining areas who have been involved in violent activities for the past some months, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Baramulla, Imtiyaz Hussain Mir said.
"The session was aimed to build an understanding to find ways and means to prevent recurrence of violent incidents in the future which does no good to anybody but creates chaos and anarchy only," he said. Mir said many parents and other prominent people of the area also joined the session
The officer said the youth were given a patient hearing and their point of view was heard. "Most of the boys were of the opinion that getting involved in stone pelting was a bad decision on their part and it inflicts irreplaceable damage to the social fabric and increases sufferings of the people," he said.
Mir urged the youth to concentrate on their careers and work hard to make up the loss they suffered in their education for the past over four months. "The youth were advised not to fall prey to propaganda of the people with vested interests who exploit them for their personal gains. Instead, they should channelise their energy in constructive and positive pursuits to contribute in larger social good," he said. Prominent citizens of the town, who spoke on the occasion, appreciated the initiative by the police and were of the opinion that "exploitation" of youth needs to be stopped, Mir claimed.
The SSP said they also suggested to organise such sessions in the future so that "stone pelting is brought to a permanent halt" to save the lives and careers of youth and mitigate the sufferings of the common people.