LONDON-The Association of Pakistani Lawyers, an Association of Pakistani origin Solicitors, Barristers and judges has stressed the need for collective efforts to defeat extremism and radicalisation in UK. APL in their emergency meeting discussed the recent media coverage and increase in complaints of growing radicalisation whereby young students become victims and are aged between 19-24 at the hands of trained firebrands. Barrister Amjad Malik, Chairman while addressing the meeting said that Muslim community is confronted with increasing 'radicalisation in the Muslim youth in UK. The work of organisations, networks of mosques in general though is peaceful but has gone unnoticed due to first 9/11 and then 7/7 tragic incidents. He said that trail of terrorism related legislation and finally British Governments untimely discussion over 'Hijab, bearded Muslims and forced marriages deprived the opportunity to strengthen the links between ancient civilisations and put emphasis on tolerance and curbing militancy jointly. Asif Mehmood Malik said that radicalisation is at increase and young Muslims aged 16-24 are the prime targets of the radical groups who used annoyance, attitude and their loneliness as an excuse to incite them towards 'revenge. What are the causes of youth falling prey to such outfits is multiple in number and dimensions, he questioned. He was of the view that there is a generation gap between dual nationals who came in 70s. 'Their children do not have such baggage and their priorities have changed from economic betterment to compete with locals, professionalism, football and integration in English culture. This led to individual development other than that of a group. If those young minds are lonely, feel betrayed or have a tragic episode in their lives and they are disillusioned, they have a potential to fall a prey to gang masters or outfits breeding religious lawlessness, he added. Amjad Malik said that Muslim youth do not have any support network where whilst holding their ideas, and belief they could interact with other age fellows and parents at a network which is sound, fool proof and thoroughly supervised by elders of the community. Mosques could have provided that platform but they are themselves enslaved of their sectarian compulsions and religious order thus community network on ethnic or nationality basis was the only alternative which is mainly preoccupied by pensioners who are unwilling to retire unnecessarily, he added. Thus Muslim youth remain voiceless, without a platform and without guidance and clear objectives. Funding too could be the real reason of the lack of such infrastructure, but to me political will seems more the cause, he said. The APL Chairman said that lack of governmental support and the foreign policy especially war in Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan has forced the young minds to feel neglected at home when their religion sakes are beaten abroad. Commenting on George Bushs policies is the hobby of Asian or Muslim youth only because of their own treatment, unemployment, lack of preference in jobs in civil service, judiciary, police force, Armed Forces and or Parliament at home, he said. He further said that deprivation of young educated minds in the early days of their careers are trapped in red tape policies and are devastating and very ambiguous approach of govt on their foreign policy decisions is causing the mayhem. He warned that young British Muslims who are studying in their early university days, unemployed after graduating or living in deprived areas without hope for future are vulnerable as too many radical outfits are targeting Manchester youth distracting them from studies and entangling their young immature minds towards foreign policy issues and conflicts (such as Palestine etc) and it recommended that non-academic issues and unrelated subjects need to be addressed and raised at the highest level at Governmental as well as institutional levels and uninvolved firebrands and academic personnel needs to be checked before entry to such institutions.