Government bans jobs for relatives of militants in Kashmir

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that family members and close relatives of terrorists and stone pelters in Jammu and Kashmir are not eligible for government jobs. All their relatives will be denied government jobs if they are found to have attacked the police and army or pelted stones. In Kashmir, we have already decided that if someone joins a terrorist organization, their family members will not get government jobs. Now expanding again.

Shah indicated that exemptions will be given to families who come forward and inform the authorities about their relatives joining terrorist organizations. The minister clarified that this has also been accepted by the Supreme Court.

He added that the Modi government has completely destroyed the terrorist ecosystem to reduce the incidents of terrorism in the country.
The Home Minister said that in the past, funerals were held for slain terrorists, but the government has stopped this practice.

Society culture will not allow if terrorists are killed. Not more than 10 members of their family are sufficient for the ceremony.Nowadays, terrorists are buried in isolated places with religious rituals.

When security forces round up a terrorist, they first offer him an opportunity to surrender, enlisting family members to appeal. If the terrorist refuses, they will be killed. Shah said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken strong action against terrorist funding and will effectively stop it. In the case of the banned outfit Popular Front of India (PFI), the government imposed a ban on publication and dissemination of its terrorist ideology. Also, Amritpal Singh, detained under the National Security Act (NSA), is currently in Assam’s Dibrugarh Jail.

According to Union Home Ministry data, terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir have decreased by around 50 in 2023 from 228 in 2018. Encounters between security forces and terrorists have also declined from 189 in 2018 to around 40 in 2023.