Terrorism no more fashionable but ‘dirty’ word in J&K: ADG CRPF


‘Sportspersons, not terrorists are icons; those choosing violence sign death warrants themselves’


Shopian, Dec 18  : Terrorism is no longer glorified in Jammu and Kashmir; it has become a “dirty” word now, ADG CRPF Nalin Prabhat said on Monday.

“Terrorism is no longer fashionable in J&K and has become a dirty word; that is why terrorists are being eliminated,” Prabhat, according to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Sqay Martial Art Championship at Imamsahib Shopian.

He said that security forces have employed advanced technology to eradicate terrorism in the Union Territory.

“Terrorists or their commanders can never be icons while the sportspersons showcasing their talent at various stages are the real icons,” the ADG CRPF asserted. “The real icons are the dedicated youth excelling as sports professionals, doctors and engineers.”

He hailed the transformation of Shopian, once considered a hotbed of militancy, into a district producing accomplished athletes who win medals at national and international levels.

He said sports activities in Shopian are gaining popularity and can contribute significantly to combating the issues of drug menace and terrorism.

When questioned about the number of active terrorists in the district, he said there are two or more, adding that those who choose the path of violence will be swiftly dealt with.

“The day any youth joins terrorism, he signs the death warrant,” the ADG said, adding that every available tool and technology is being utilised to eradicate terrorism in J&K.

The Sqay Martial Arts Tournament, organised by CRPF 178 battalion in collaboration with Sqay Martial Association Shopian, concluded successfully at Imamsahib here. The event witnessed the participation of martial arts players displaying exceptional skill and determination.

IG CRPF Gyanendra Verma, DIG CRPF Alok Awasthy, and SSP Shopian Tanushree were also present on the occasion. The tournament concluded with the distribution of prizes among the winners, runners-up, and all participants—(KNO) 

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