Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday said that a total of 59 youths in the Valley joined militant ranks after the killing of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8 last year.
“As reported by CID headquarters, 59 youth have joined militant ranks after 8th July, 2016”, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said in a written reply to the question by MLA Mubarak Gul in the state Assembly.
The state government has notified a surrender policy which was superseded by rehabilitation policy to encourage the misguided youths and militants to abjure violence and “accept the integrity of India and the Constitution”, Mehbooba, who holds the home portfolio, said.
The policy was notified so that they can join the national mainstream and lead a normal life, she said. PTI