CRPF’s computer training centre for youth in J&K

A computer training centre of CRPF was on Monday inaugurated to wean away youths, who had fought pitched battle with security forces last summer.

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2011, 14:30 PM IST

Srinagar: A computer training centre of
CRPF was on Monday inaugurated to wean away youths, who had fought
pitched battle with security forces last summer.

"We know what are the problems of the society so this
is our small effort to deliver and connect with the people,"
Deputy Inspector General of CRPF for Srinagar, PK Singh, said
after inaugurating the computer center.

Singh said such efforts have been a regular feature of
security agencies but "when situation goes wrong, the efforts
go slow because a communication gap develops".

"Otherwise our efforts continue round the year so that
we remain connected with the youth and other sections of
society," Singh said.

Last three years have been a difficult time for CRPF
and local police after the Valley witnessed an increase in the
street protests with stone-pelting youth taking a centre
stage in the confrontation with security agencies.

"Our effort is that last year`s situation should not
happen again," he said.

More than 100 civilians were killed in last year`s
summer unrest when CRPF and police fired on protestors in the
Valley leading to a spurt in the goodwill gestures from police
and CRPF.

This year, police has started functioning of youth
clubs in the police stations to attract an otherwise hostile
youth towards them. Similarly, CRPF also has been holding
counselling sessions to win over the hearts of youth and undo
the damage caused last year.

PTI