Srinagar: Saying that at least a dozen of youth who had picked up guns were brought back to their homes, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday asked the youth to help the government in restoring the peace in the Valley and get jobs in different departments.
Addressing a gathering during the PDP youth convention here at party headquarters, Mehbooba said, “I am happy to see that at least a dozen of local youth who had picked up guns were brought back to their homes from past two or three months. I won’t say that they surrendered as they are my family members and I am happy to see them back to their homes.”
She said that the youth who were acting as her bodyguards are having stones in their hands at present. “I feel hurt when I see the stones in the hands of the youth who earlier acted as my bodyguards whenever I visited their villages. I want to tell you that give me peace in the Valley and I will provide you jobs in different departments including Tourism, PHE, Traffic and others,” she added.
Mehbooba said that she would urge the Prime Minister to visit the Valley regarding the employment of the unemployed youth. “We won’t allow the youth to pick up ‘tich tich’ (guns) as we will try to provide more and more jobs to the unemployed youth of the Valley,” CM said.
Earlier, various PDP leaders addressed the gathering during the youth convention.