In Pics: Remarkable Drop In Youths Joining Militancy Since Abrogation Of Article 370

First Published 10, Feb 2020, 1:38 PM

The number of youths joining the ranks of militancy in Kashmir has gone down "remarkably" since the nullification of provisions of Article 370 in August last year, officials have said.

According to a report prepared by security agencies, on an average five local youths have joined militancy every month since August 5 last year, as compared to the earlier rate of 14 per month. (Representation Photo by Eeshan Peer/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

According to a report prepared by security agencies, on an average five local youths have joined militancy every month since August 5 last year, as compared to the earlier rate of 14 per month. (Representation Photo by Eeshan Peer/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The report, comparing militancy-related developments before and after August 5, stated that large gatherings at funerals of militants, which were fertile grounds for recruitment of youths into militancy, have become a thing of the past as now only a handful of close relatives are seen at burial grounds. (Representation Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

The report, comparing militancy-related developments before and after August 5, stated that large gatherings at funerals of militants, which were fertile grounds for recruitment of youths into militancy, have become a thing of the past as now only a handful of close relatives are seen at burial grounds. (Representation Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

"There are instances when militants were buried in the presence of just a dozen of close relatives," the report said. (Representation Photo by Faisal Khan/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

"There are instances when militants were buried in the presence of just a dozen of close relatives," the report said. (Representation Photo by Faisal Khan/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Earlier, funerals of terrorists killed by security forces attracted large crowd with the attendance crossing 10,000 at times. (Representation Photo by Muzamil Mattoo/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Earlier, funerals of terrorists killed by security forces attracted large crowd with the attendance crossing 10,000 at times. (Representation Photo by Muzamil Mattoo/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Another trigger for local youths joining the ranks of militancy was the last call made by a trapped terrorist to his family members. Such voice recording would normally find its way to general masses and would act as a catalyst on some of the young brains to pick up the gun. (Representation Photo by Saqib Majeed/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Another trigger for local youths joining the ranks of militancy was the last call made by a trapped terrorist to his family members. Such voice recording would normally find its way to general masses and would act as a catalyst on some of the young brains to pick up the gun. (Representation Photo by Saqib Majeed/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

However, after August 5, 2019 no such calls were reported, partly due to restrictions in communication channels and partly due to the changed scenario, the report said. (Representation Photo by Faisal Khan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

However, after August 5, 2019 no such calls were reported, partly due to restrictions in communication channels and partly due to the changed scenario, the report said. (Representation Photo by Faisal Khan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

It said there has also been a marked decrease in stone-pelting incidents -- both during encounters between security forces and militants as well as on other occasions. (Representation Photo by Saqib Majeed/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

It said there has also been a marked decrease in stone-pelting incidents -- both during encounters between security forces and militants as well as on other occasions. (Representation Photo by Saqib Majeed/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The use of tear smoke shells, pellet guns was naturally reduced and the number of deaths in law and order went down to negligible limits. (Representation Photo by Muzamil Mattoo/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The use of tear smoke shells, pellet guns was naturally reduced and the number of deaths in law and order went down to negligible limits. (Representation Photo by Muzamil Mattoo/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

On 5 August 2019, the Government of India revoked the special status, or limited autonomy, granted under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir. (Representation Photo by Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images)

On 5 August 2019, the Government of India revoked the special status, or limited autonomy, granted under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir. (Representation Photo by Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images)

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