Surrender policy aims at the returning of Pakistan based militants to Kashmir
Srinagar: A Division Bench of the Supreme Court of India comprising R.M. Lodha and Sharad Arvind Bobde Friday issued two week’s notice to Government of India and Government of Jammu and Kashmir on a writ petition filed by National Panthers Party seeking direction of the Supreme Court to quash the ‘Surrender & Rehabilitation Policy’ of the Government of Jammu and kashmir dated 22.11.2010 by the Omar Abdullah’s government.
Senior Advocate Professor Bhim Singh, appearing for the Panthers Party presented a reply filed by Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister of J&K on the floors of the Assembly on 11th March, 2013 in which according to Singh the Chief Minister had admitted that 241 militants returned to J&K via Nepal without any valid document.
Prof. Bhim Singh submitted in the court that this policy was framed by Omar Abdullah with deliberate attempt to call back the terrorists who had voluntarily taken Pakistani nationality and now the Govt. of J&K has worked out a foxy scheme to bring them back to J&K to resurrect the dying militancy in the State. He said that the Government of India was equally responsible for allowing foreigners (Pakistani nationals) to return to India via Nepal by using fake identity cards issued by the Govt. of J&K. Prof. Bhim Singh vehemently argued that the Surrender & Rehabilitation Policy was meant for Kashmiri boys only and not for Pakistani or other foreign nationals. He said that security of the country stands threatened under this policy and Govt. of J&K is criminally liable for such a treasonous act.