J&K terror outfits recruiting kids as young as 14: US

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NEW DELHI: A US state department report on human trafficking in India has said that non-state armed groups continue to recruit and use children as

young

as 14 in direct hostilities against the government in J&K.
The Congressional-mandated 2020 Trafficking in Persons report of

the state department

, released by secretary of state

Mike Pompeo

on Thursday, noted that Maoist groups, particularly in Chhattisgarh and

Jharkhand

, forcibly recruited children as young as 12 to handle weapons and IEDs, and in some cases be human shields.

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