Conflict profiteers' brainwashed Kashmiri children: L-G Manoj Sinha

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, on Thursday said that “conflict profiteers” brainwashed the Kashmiri children and gave guns and stones in the young hands. He, however, said the guilty will pay the price as the Union Territory administration is going tough against them and none of them will be spared.

“Action is being taken against such conflict profiteers and it will, certainly, continue to happen,” he said while speaking at the opening of a two-day workshop on strengthening of the child protection system and mechanism in J&K here. The workshop is the first such campaign organised by the Women and Child Development Ministry in the country.

He said, “We want to create an atmosphere in which every child will have a laptop in his hand and he becomes a good human being. The children who are induced by false propaganda tread on a wrong path”.

Mr. Sinha said the workshop is the testimony of the UT administration’s commitment to securing a blissful childhood and ensuring a supportive ecosystem for children which enables them to realize their true potential. He reiterated, “For many decades, our children did not get the childhood they deserve. Conflict profiteers brainwashed them and handed over stones in their hands. We have decimated that ecosystem and our children now carry laptops, tabs and contribute to the nation building.”

He urged upon public representatives, NGOs, community elders, religious leaders and youth clubs to join the fight against the drug menace in J&K. He said, “Adolescent drug abuse is one of the major areas of concern. We have adopted a zero tolerance policy against drugs and it is our collective responsibility to raise awareness and strengthen action to realize the vision of drug-free J&K.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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