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No rehabilitation for surrendered militants in Manipur


BROWN NONGMAITHEM | Imphal, May 7, 2012 12:01
Tags : surrendered militants | Manipur |Union Home Ministry | underground cadres |

Surrendered militants in ManipurDespite surrendering before the security forces, the underground cadres (UG) of various militants outfits in the north-eastern state of Manipur are waiting for their rehabilition.

The surrendered militants were promised rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Centre at Imphal set up by Manipur government under the guidance of  Union Home Ministry.

“Underground cadres who have surrendered to Army or Assam Rifles or other central paramilitary forces are not being accommodated in the rehabilitation centre opened at Imphal due to lack of space,” said a police officer on the condition of anonimity.

Notably, around 300 cadres of different underground outfit have surrendered before Army and Assam Rifles between September last year and April this year.

According to sources, surrendered UG militants are housed in Army, Assam Rifles camps without any work or vocational training.

The sources further suggest that the surrendered UG cadres have not been given the necessary guidance as expected under the Revised Scheme for Surrender cum Rehabilitation policy in North-East.

At least 161 UG cadres surrendered before security forces by April 30 this year.

Along with rehabilitation policy, the state government had also promised to deposit Rs 1.5 lakh each in the name of surrendered militants. This promise also failed to see the light of the state.

In the rehabilation policy, it was laid out that surrendered cadres would be accommodated in camps for 36 months during which they should be given vocational training.

Police said the speeding truck, which was trying to overtake another vehicle, collided head-on with the jeep.

The truck driver fled the spot, leaving his vehicle behind.

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Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017