Army on Sunday said that it organised a meeting with the surrendered militants at Bela Army camp in Boniyar, an Army spokesman said in a statement.
He said the Commanding officer of the Boniyar battalion welcomed everyone and acknowledged their efforts for eschewing the path of violence and joining the mainstream society and contributing towards its progress. “The gathering expressed their gratitude towards the Army for helping them out with their socio-economic reintegration, “ the spokesman said, adding that “The meeting began with introduction of everyone present and discussion on their active years in militancy. They were thanked for helping the security forces in maintaining the peace and harmony in the area. Thereafter, brainstorming on various reasons to join militancy and measures to curb them were discussed.”
The Commanding officer urged them to devote their energy on positive works and emerge as a strong face for development of the state. He also highlighted that they are an important catalyst for progress and a beacon to many misguided youth who want to shun the path of violence.
The spokesman said that 21 surrendered militants attended the meeting from the area. They were urged to set examples in the society through constructive work and inspire the young generation.