Centre plans a policy shift in J&K
Identifying the reality that the growing number of encounter incidents in the J&K does not serve the purpose what it is actually meant for and it even aides the militants to recruit new members more easily, the central government is planning to make a slight shift in its policy in the violence affected state.
As per the new policy, the security forces who engage in the counter-terrorism operations will be asked to make sure that militants surrender during such operations.
A senior official who closely work with the military forces has reportedly informed a national media that the emotional upsurge happens during the funeral functions of those militants who are killed during the counter-terrorism operations carried out by the security forces act as a catalyst for the sudden increase in the number of newly recruited militants.
This year alone, till May, as many as sixty-four militants have been killed in various operations in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
If there is any merit in the aforesaid correlation, the situation in the state is getting worse day by day.
Meanwhile, the J&K Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, has asked the central government to consider a unilateral ceasefire, like the one it was implemented in the state during the year 1999 at the behest of the then Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The centre has not yet responded positively to the suggestion made by the J&K Chief Minister.
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