CRPF jawan, civilian killed in Sopore, Masjid committees should not let terrorists use religious places: Kashmir IG Vijay Kumar

A jawan and a civilian died while three personnel were injured after terrorists fired on CRPF party from a Masjid in Sopore, said Kashmir IG Vijay Kumar.

“Terrorists fired from a Masjid on CRPF party in Sopore, resulting in deaths of a jawan, a civilian and injuries to three personnel. Terrorists misused Masjids in two operations in the last one month. I request Masjid committees to not let terrorists use religious places,” Kumar said.

“Around 129 youths joined militancy between January and June in 2019. During same period this year, 67 youths joined militancy out of which 24 have been eliminated, 12 arrested and rest are active. We urge parents to persuade their offsprings to join the mainstream,” Kumar added.