Bharatiya Janata Party demands scrapping of ‘surrender, rehabilitation policy’

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Jammu | March 31, 2015 1:58 PM

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday termed as a grave threat to national security the "surrender and rehabilitation policy" of militants...

bharatiya janata party, bjp news, jammu and kashmir, omar abdullah, omar abdullah kashmir, surrender rehabilitation policy, militants surrender, j&k government, omar abdullah news, politics news, india newsFormer J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had identified four routes for the return of ‘misguided’ youths Chakan-da-Bagh in Poonch district, Salamabad in Baramulla district, Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi and Wagah-Attari in Punjab. PTI

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday termed as a grave threat to national security the “surrender and rehabilitation policy” of militants introduced by the previous Omar Abdullah government and demanded immediate scrapping of the policy.

While taking part in the discussion over the Grants of Home Department in Legislative Assembly (LA), BJP MLA from Nowshera Ravinder Raina said, “the surrender and rehabilitation policy is a grave threat to the national security and this policy must be immediately scrapped”.

Jammu and Kashmir government had formulated surrender and rehabilitation policy in 2010 for bringing back the Youth, who had gone to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) for arms training from the State but wants to come back.

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had identified four routes for the return of ‘misguided’ youths Chakan-da-Bagh in Poonch district, Salamabad in Baramulla district, Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi and Wagah-Attari in Punjab.

While raising a question mark for the state government he said, “Who will be held responsible for any eventuality and who will take the guarantee for the actions of these terrorists in the future.”

He said a militant who spends 20 to 25 years in Pakistan where he undergoes arms and ammunition training cannot be trusted and should not be offered any concession on his return to India.

As Raina was demanding the scrapping of the policy he was confronted by the independent MLA from Langate Engineer Rashid, who said the people who had crossed over to Pakistan had every right to return as they too were citizens of Jammu and Kashmir.

“They are citizens of Jammu and Kashmir and have every right to return, they have right to return as India claims Pakistan administrated Kashmir as its own part,” Rashid said.

Both the legislatures entered into a heated exchange of words as Raina asked Engineer Rashid whether he would take guarantee of such people if they again indulge in anti-national activities on their return.

Raina also demanded the state government to make public the records of all the moveable and immovable property of the police officials in the state so as to bring more accountability and transparency in the police department.

“To bring transparency all such records must be uploaded on the official website,” he said.

He said that the senior police officer must be held accountable for the unlawful activities of his juniors and subordinates.

“If a Station House Officer commits a crime, punishment must be given to DySP and if a DySP commits a crime, action must be taken against the SSP. Seniors officials must be made accountable for the wrong doings of their juniors,” he added.

Raina also demanded regularisation of Special Police Officers SPOs and release of adequate honorarium to the members of village defence committees (VDC)’ “as they are playing very significant role in eliminating the crime and terrorism from the state,” he said.

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