453 ‘misguided’ youth returned via Nepal since 2010: Govt

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Acting on the recommendations of the working group (constituted by then Prime Minister in 2006) the State Government in consultation with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, had in November, 2010 notified the Policy and Procedure for the return of misguided youth, who had crossed to Pakistan.

The Minister for Horticulture and Haj & Auqaf Abdul Rehman Veeri on behalf of Home Minister said this while replying to a question by Dr. Bashir Ahmad Veeri in the Legislative Council today.

The Minister further said that since the notification of the Policy in 2010, none of the youth has returned to the State of J&K through the four approved routes. However, 453 persons along with 197 wives and 603 children have returned via Nepal which is not a recognized route. He said reportedly, four thousand such persons are in PoK/Pak.

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