11 Jan 2018/Thursday
Tweeting from her account the Chief Minister of J & K said that the Jammu and Kashmir Government has given amnesty to 9000 youth in the state. Sharing this information on her Twitter account on Wednesday, Mufti said that the amnesty has been provided in order to bring long-term normalcy to the state.
“We have granted amnesty to over 9000 youth from J&K in an effort to bring back long-term stability to the state. Rehabilitation & reconciliation is the only way forward,” Mufti tweeted.
The Chief Minister said she has directed the withdrawal of cases against 4,327 youth recently and even constituted a committee to review the cases against youth registered during the unrest of 2016. “I am happy that we have decided to grant amnesty to them too, now roughly making it to around 9,000 youth,” she said. Mufti said she directed the withdrawal of cases against 4,327 youth recently and even constituted a committee to review the cases against youth registered during the unrest of 2016.
“I am happy that we have decided to grant amnesty to them also, roughly making it to around 9000 youth,” she said.
While strengthening democratic policies followed by her government Mehbooba said that the state’s development will be hindered if it did not show faith in the Indian constitution.
“If we don’t believe in the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, if we don’t believe in the country’s Constitution, then what do we believe in? Then what are you going to get? Where will you get anything from?” she asked.
“Ours is the most empowered assembly in the country. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was implemented in the entire nation at once, except Jammu and Kashmir, where it was implemented only after a proper debate and approval in this assembly”, she added.
Mufti further stated that she wants to put it on record that whatever the people of Jammu and Kashmir would get, they would get it only from India and nowhere else.
The steps taken by the J & K Government have started showing results with many misguided youths shunning the path of violence and returning to main stream.
As early as 1993, a militant Muhammad Yussuf Parey aka Kuka Parey surrendered to Security forces thus setting the trend. Since then approximately 4,000 militants, including 276 self-styled commanders, have surrendered during the last 22 years of insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir, according to a state Home Ministry data. Recently the surrender activities have picked up. Majid Khan, Adil Hussain, Gulzar Mohd Dar, Hafiz Rather, Danish Farooq are some of the youths who have chosen to return home.
Indeed, the green shoots of normalcy are visible in J & K.