Rehabilitation of ex-militants will be dangerous : PK
JAMMU, July 19: Panun Kashmir (PK) while seriously viewing the Government’s rehabilitation policy for ex- militants today said that despite apprehensions expressed by security agencies the political leadership is hell bent upon pressurizing the Union Government to legalise the Nepal route. Addressing a meeting of PK here which was held to discuss the prevailing political scenario in the State, its president Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo warned that rehabilitation policy of ex-militants will be fraught with dangerous consequences. He said in a state where the victims of terrorism continue to languish for want of a comprehensive rehabilitation policy, the move to rehabilitate the ex militants based in Pak/PoK is disgusting and is tantamount on rubbing salt on wounds on the victims of terrorism. He said PK and all other nationalist forces have been consistently opposing the State’s lukewarm policy on terrorism. The recent acts of terror in the state and particularly in the Kashmir valley hint towards recycling and regrouping of the “sleeper modules’’ in the shape of ex-militants, he added.
He said PK unequivocally demands that the Government of India takes a relook at the whole issue in the light of security scenario and shun the policy of populism in such a sensitive matter. Virender Raina spokesperson, PK said a section of the political class of the state is pushing for Indo-Pak talks to settle Kashmir issue, disregarding the fact of the matter that the so-called Kashmir dispute lost its relevance after the formation of Bangladesh in 1971 and subsequent Indira-Abdullah accord in 1975.
Upinder Kaul, general secretary PK, Kamal Bhagati, organising secretary, Virender Kaul, N M Ganjoo, Vijay Qazi and Ramesh Kaul among others attended the meeting.