Wednesday, April 21, 2021

India To Offer Government Jobs, Fixed Deposits To Surrendered Militants of Kashmir

The Jammu & Kashmir Government in consultation with New Delhi has come up with a draft surrender policy for Kashmiri militants. The state of Jammu & Kashmir has amended its surrender policy to encourage more defections from militant groups in a bid to reduce militancy in the state.

As per reports, 250 militants were arrested in 2018 but another 200 are active and a majority of them are locals. Alarmingly more than 100 odd youth were recruited by militants last year.

Those militants on the list of Subsidiary Multi-Agency Centre (SMAC), a centralised agency for security and intelligence inputs, will now be eligible for incentives under the tweaked policy.

As per the fine-tuned policy, the militant surrendered will be called “renouncer”. Those who will surrender will do so only before divisional commissioners, district magistrates, top police officers and heads of operational units not below the rank of Commandant. The “renouncer” will be eligible for a fixed deposit of Rs 5-6 lakh which will be available to the renouncer after a lock-in period of 3 years.

“The objective is to offer an opportunity to militants who eschew the path of violence… The policy is particularly aimed at economic rehabilitation, enabling them to lead a normal life and contribute towards society’s progress,” read the draft policy by the Home Department.

As per the draft policy, the “renouncer” can enrol under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) to seek self-employment

More News at EurAsian Times

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