Jammu & Kashmir

Family members of militants, stone pelters won’t get Govt job in JK: Amit Shah

Amit Shah

New Delhi: Home Minister of India Amit Shah has stated that family members of militants or stone pelters in Jammu and Kashmir will not be eligible for government jobs. He said that the Modi government has targeted and dismantled the militancy ecosystem, reducing militant incidents in the country.

“In Kashmir, if someone joins a militant organisation or engages in stone pelting, their family will not get a government job,” Shah said in a weekend interview with PTI. Exceptions will be made if family members inform authorities about a relative joining the group.

Shah also mentioned that funeral processions for militants are now held in isolated locations, and surrender opportunities are given to militants during military operations. The government has cracked down on militant funding through the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, he said.

Militancy-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir have decreased from 228 in 2018 to around 50 in 2023, with significant reductions in civilian and armed forces personnel casualties.

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