No amnesty to militants: GoI

No amnesty to militants: GoI
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New Delhi: The Government of India (GoI) has no plans to give general amnesty to militants in Jammu and Kashmir who give up violence and armed struggle, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
“There is no proposal for general amnesty to the militants,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in reply to a written question.
The reply came in response to a question on whether the government has any proposal for extending general amnesty, along with a lucrative rehabilitation package, to Maoists and militants who give up violence.
Rijiju said the government was following a multi-pronged strategy to deal with Left Wing Extremism and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and Northeastern states.
The multi-pronged strategy comprises security-related measures and development-related initiatives, he said.
“In Jammu and Kashmir and NE states, the central government is also following a policy of talks with those groups who abjure the path of violence and seek resolution of their demands peacefully within the framework of the Constitution of India,” he said.

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