Pained when a militant is killed, they should come back to the mainstream, says Guv Malik

Srinagar: Satya Pal Malik, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir has said that he is ‘pained when a militant is killed and urged that all of them should return to the mainstream.’

The Governor also lauded the armed forces including the state police for their success in curbing militant activities.

Malik highlighted that his administration was in the process of formulating a fresh package for the rehabilitation of militants in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The Police is performing its duty in the best possible way. But even if a militant loses his life, I feel pained… They all should come back (to the mainstream),” Malik told reporters on the sidelines of an event.

“When I took over as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, I tried to give them (forces) the best possible facilities. I have seen they conduct their operations in tough situations and heavy snow. It’s a difficult task,” Malik said.

While we are sleeping in our homes at night, they are conducting operations, sometimes till three in the morning, Malik said.

The Governor also addressed the 9th Sat Paul Sahni memorial lecture on ‘ethics and the media: yesterday, today and tomorrow’ organised by the J&K regional branch of Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA).

Malik was the chief guest while Amitabh Mattoo, former vice-chancellor, University of Jammu delivered the memorial lecture.

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said that democracy was deep rooted in the Indian society which thrives on democratic principles giving the real power to the common man.

Mattoo in his lecture said that freedom of expression, values and institutions were at the core of the Indian democracy.

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