4088 missing persons/militants still in Pakistan/PaK: Govt

‘377 ex-militants returned via Nepal route and Bangladesh since 2010’ | 17 FIRs registered against 38 Rohingyas for offences, including illegal border crossing

SYED RIZWAN GEELANI
Jammu, Publish Date: Jan 12 2017 12:51AM | Updated Date: Jan 12 2017 12:51AM
4088 missing persons/militants still in Pakistan/PaK: Govt

Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said 4088 missing persons /militants were still in Pakistan/PaK while 377 ex-militants have returned via Nepal route and Bangladesh since 2010.

This was revealed in a written reply of the government to a query raised by BJP MLA Rajesh Gupta in the question hour session of the Legislative Assembly

“As per the details furnished by CID, 377 ex-militants along with their 86 family members have returned via Nepal route and Bangladesh since 2010. Reportedly 4088 missing persons/militants are still in Pakistan/Pok,” reads a written reply by Chief Minister Mehboba Mufti who holds the charge of Home department.

The government in its reply said these youth were not entitled to any benefit available under the 2010 rehabilitation policy since they didn’t return via approved routes.

“The 2010 rehabilitation policy recognizes four routes for return of the ex-militants. The routes are JCP Wagah/Attari, Salamabad/Chakkan-da-Bagh crossing on the LoC and through the Indra Gandhi International Airport,” the government in its written reply informed the House.

The government however said no youth has been able to return via approved routes since the inception of policy “due to inexplicable reason”.

On settlement of foreigners including Rohingya muslims (Burmese), the government said they (Rohingya Muslims) and their activities besides the organizations extending help to them were under strict surveillance.

"No Rohingya has been found involved in militancy related incident. But ?17 FIRs have been registered against 38 Rohingyas for various offences including those relating to illegal border crossing,” the CM in a written reply said to a query whether foreigners were found involved in militancy and other crimes.

About the elements "elements" and organizations who guided these foreigners and supported their stay in Jammu, the government said foreigners (Rohingyas) have entered in the state on their own and are in Jammu and Sambha district while Tibetans are staying in Ladakh region.

“Some NGOs namely Sakhawat run by Muhammad-ul-Umar of Srinagar, along with Dr. Rashid of vidhata Naghar Bathindi Jammu, SR Institute of Development based at Rambagh Srinagar, Delhi base NGO namely DAJI run by Ravi Hemadri and Save the Children run by Neha Gandotra are helping the Rohingyas in cash and kind from time to time,” reads the reply.

The government however ruled out their deportations said saying initiation of their deportation proceedings may not be appropriate as per international Law.

“A good number of them are holding registration certificate/ identity certificate issued by TR FRO ITBF/RPO, New Delhi or UHHRC cards,” the government in a written reply said.