14 September, Srinagar (KNO) Manoj Sinha, the lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, said on Thursday that “conflict profiteers” used to brainwash minors and provide them weapons like firearms and stones, but the UT government is taking a stern stance against them and not one would be spared.
The LG said that some “conflict profiteers” used to brainwash J&K children and give them stones and guns in their hands while speaking at a two-day workshop on strengthening child protection system/mechanisms for Representatives of PRIs/ULBs/Police/SIRD and other stakeholders of J&K at Convention Centre, Srinagar. According to Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the LG said, “We have decided to go tough against all these conflict profiteers and none of them will be spared.”
He said that the government is dedicated to providing computers to the youngsters of J&K and influencing their destiny. He said that beginning in August 2019, all legislation pertaining to child protection that did not apply to J&K will do so. As a consequence, the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) was reorganised, and a rehabilitation strategy for kids was also created. The LG stated, “Focus has to be on institutional care where a child should get home-like feeling,” and added that the government would make sure that no children are spotted begging or labouring on the streets of J&K.
The UT administration has declared war on narcotics and plans to make J&K drug-free, according to the LG, who also claimed that youngsters are becoming drug addicts. Administration, however, is insufficient. He said, “We need the assistance of youth organisations, seniors, civil society, and all other stakeholders.