India begins psychotherapy of troops in IIOJK

Wednesday – March 3, 2021
SRINAGAR (India): In view of rising tendency of suicide among personnel of Indian army, paramilitary and police, largely because of the guilt of being involved in killing, torturing and arresting innocent people, Tuesday, the Indian government has begun psychotherapy courses for its armed personnel, particularly those stationed in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the initiative has been taken with a 6-day course in the name of stress management workshop for Indian paramilitary, border security force (BSF) in Jammu.

In the beginning, 90 personnel will join the programme, a senior officer of the border-guarding force said.

BSF deputy inspector general (DIG) S.P.S Sandhu said the aim of the workshop, designed by art of living (AoL) foundation is to reduce the mental stress among the participating personnel due to the nature of their work.

This is worth mentioning here that 490 personnel of Indian army, paramilitary and police personnel have committed suicide while hundreds attempted to take their life in IIOJK since 2007.