‘Children affected by incidents of violence in J&K’

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The UN chief has expressed concern over the “recruitment” of children by separatists and Naxalites, saying they continue to be affected by incidents of violence between armed groups and the government, especially in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir.
In his annual report on ‘Children in Armed Conflict’, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the UN continued to receive reports of the recruitment and use of children by armed groups, including the Naxalites, in particular in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
"Children continued to be affected by incidents of violence between armed groups and the Government, in particular in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, as well as tensions in Jammu and Kashmir," he said.
Guterres called on all parties to conflict to engage with the UN to improve the protection of children in line with the relevant Security Council resolutions. 

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