REPORT FROM JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Despite objections raised by the Bharatiya Janata party, the state government of Jammu and kashmir has gone ahead with the decision for reward to terrorists who surrender before security forces, with Rs 6 lakh as part of rehabilitation. Disagreement have erupted between ruling party PDP and BJP over revised policy. According to local reporters, the reward will be offered in the form of a fixed deposit with a lock in period of 10 years and can be liquidated on display of good behaviour. However, the surrendered militant will be entitled to receive Rs 4,000 in interest per month with immediate effect.
the act is designated as deception to fool security forces and appears to boost the militant activities further in the kashmir valley.
The ruling party of Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti termed it as revised “Rehabilitation Policy for Militants“. Under the previous policy a surrendered terrorist was given 1.5 lakh with a lock-in period of three years without any provision of monthly interest.
The new drafted policy has a provision for job schemes and a massive hike in cash for handing over arms, ammunition and explosives. It is to be noted that the reward announced to a terrorist under new policy is more than what the government gives as compensation to the kin of a civilian killed by militant or in Pakistani firing along the line of control and international border.
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