BJP Leader Opposes J&K Govt’s Rehabilitation Offer To Militants

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BJP J&K President Ravinder Raina – File Photo

Srinagar: Days after Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha urged local militants to give up arms and promised to help them with jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities, the Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina on Wednesday opposed the move saying in Modi government, there can never be any rehabilitation for militants, Hindustan Times Reported

“There can never be any rehabilitation policy for terrorists and they will be paid back in the same coin,” Raina said.

Speaking after launching the third-phase of the ‘Back to Village’ programme in Shopian district in south Kashmir on Friday, Sinha had said that the people of J-K, especially the youth, want to tread on the path of progress and development and appealed to the misguided youth to shun violence and return to the mainstream.

“The government is ready to help with jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities,” he had said.

However, opposing the move strongly, Raina, according to the report said that Pak-sponsored militancy has bled Jammu and Kashmir for the past 30 years.

They (militants) go to Pakistan for arms training, come back with arms and ammunition and kill innocent people and security forces personnel. They can never be given jobs,” he said.

“Our army, police and paramilitary forces are combating them 24×7. In Modi government, there can never be any rehabilitation for terrorists,” he added.

Raina, according to the report has also alleged many irregularities in the selection list of the fire and emergency services department.

“I brought the matter to the notice of L-G Sinha and have urged him to scrap this list and conduct recruitments afresh. Graduates and postgraduates have been excluded while Class 8 and 10 pass candidates have been selected in the current list. It is a big scam and probe should be ordered,” he said.

Raina added that if the list was not revoked then BJP will move court for an interim stay on it.

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