J&K Rehabilitation Policy challenged in SC

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    The Supreme Court will hear on July 4 a petition filed by the J&K National Panthers Party challenging the J&K Rehabilitation Policy for those militants/terrorists, presently citizens of Pakistan who had voluntarily crossed over in 1990.
    A vacation Bench of Justices P. Sathasivam and A.K. Patnaik posted the writ petition for hearing on a mention made by Bhim Singh for an urgent listing.
    The petitioner submitted that the Centre's decision to facilitate the return of militants from Pakistan would result in the return of about 100 trained terrorists from Pakistan for rehabilitating them in J&K. The decision, which was recommended by the Omar Abdullah government would threaten the State's security and disturb communal harmony. The Supreme Court had stayed the operation of the 1981 Resettlement Act that had a similar provision ensuring the return of the Kashmiri migrants, who had voluntarily migrated to Pakistan in 1947, the petitioner said. The petitioner alleged that the State government tried to achieve the same objective by ensuring the return of those militants who had migrated to Pakistan 21 years ago voluntarily and undergone armed training. Pointing out that some of them could even have association with the al-Qaeda, it sought a direction to quash the Rehabilitation Policy and an interim stay of its implementation.
    The Hindu : News / National : Hearing of plea against J&K Rehabilitation Policy on Monday

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