Doda, Reasi Freed Of Militancy: Police25 December 2011
Jammu: A senior police official said Doda and Reasi districts have been freed of militancy, which has plummeted this year in the state. 'The militancy graph has come down drastically in the State this year. Doda and Reasi districts in Jammu have been freed of militancy completely,' Jammu Range IG Dilbagh Singh said at a high-level meeting here. 'It is commendable that security forces have helped maintain law and order in the state with fewer cases of infiltrations,' he said. Singh also reviewed the security apparatus put in place in Jammu ahead of the Republic Day celebrations on January 26. Meanwhile, according to a state Home Ministry data, over 4,000 militants including 276 have surrendered during the last 22 years in Jammu and Kashmir. 'As many as 4,080 militants including 276 commanders have surrendered before forces and police during the past 22 years in JK,' the data up to November 30 stated. It said while 19 militants surrendered this year till November, 20 militants surrendered the previous year. “15 militants surrendered in 2009, while 38 in 2008, 122 in 2007, 190 in 2006, 64 in 2005, 137 in 2004, 119 in 2003, 159 in 2002, 85 in 2001 and 104 in 2000,” the data said. It said the highest number of 655 militants had surrendered in 1996, followed by 612 in 1991, 601 in 1995, 444 in 1992, 270 in 1997, 187 in 1998, 109 in 1999, 98 in 1993 and 32 in 1994. The government has formulated a rehabilitation policy for the surrendered militants under which 2,876 of them have been provided Rupees three lakh as fixed deposit for three years and a monthly relief of Rs 3,000.