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Four ex-militants seeking rehab in India detained while returning to Pak

Discussion in 'International Relations' started by brahmos_ii, Oct 25, 2013.

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  1. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

    Oct 19, 2012
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    Twenty-three people, including 13 children, were detained by the army in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday for trying to cross over the border into Pakistan.

    The 23 arrested -- comprising six families -- include 4 ex-militants who had over the past few years come from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) and surrendered before J &K police.

    Around 300 former militants had returned to J&K illegally through Nepal, along with their families, in the past three years. After surrendering, these militants tried to come under a rehabilitation programme set up by the J&K government and the Indian Army. However, as they had returned illegally, they are not eligible to be part of the programme. This has caused these families a lot of hardships, due to which they chose to cross the border on Wednesday.

    "The families had crossed the border last year as part of a rehabilitation programme to curb militancy across the border," said a police official.
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