Jammu and Kashmir Ruling People’s Democratic Party Member Legislative Assembly, Wacchi, Advocate Aijaz Mir, on Saturday demanded general amnesty for stone-pelters, facing various charges and languishing in hjails across the State.
Speaking on the discussion and voting on the demands of grants of various departments headed by chief minister, Mehboob Mufti, the young MLA also urged the government to legalize Nepal route so that the militants returning from that route are benefited under the rehabilitation policy.
“Government should announce general amnesty for all the stone pelters facing various charges,” he said. He also said that “the Nepal route needs to be legalized as most of the ex-militants return from this route.”
He further said that these militants are made to visit police stations every day, “It should stop so that they live peaceful life as they are already facing social problems.”
“Wives of these militants who hail from Pakistan should also be given passport and permission so that they can return,” he said.
He also advocated that Armed Forces Special Power Act should be revoked from the areas where militancy has dipped considerably.
While referring to the recent uprising in the valley, he said, “General amnesty should be given to the first time stone pelters.”