Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday appealed toKashmiri youth to shun guns and look after their families for a better andpeaceful future.
"Any local youth who picks up the gun is no longerinnocent," said Army Chief Bipin Rawat to media men after laying wreath atKargil War Memorial as part of celebration of 20 years of Operation Vijay.
He said that army is trying hard to motivate families ofthese "misguided" youth to compel them to shun guns and come back to themainstream.
"We are trying to approach civil society, preachers,parents, and siblings of militants to make them understand," the army chiefsaid.
He said that no parent wants his children to do PhD only tobecome a militant.
"The parents prepare them to be graduates and PhDs in thehope that in their old age they can help them but that is not happening," hesaid.
Rawat said that the army is also reaching out to the people through social media campaigns. "…started super 30 for NEET and other competitive examinations aspirants to engage the local youth," he said.