Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Monday advised militants to shun the path of violence, assuring that his administration is ready to do whatever it can for their rehabilitation.
“There is nothing like ‘operation all out’ and some people are using this wrong term. We want these children (militants) to come back and we are ready to do what we can do for them,” Malik told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.
Malik added “we want that these children (who have joined militancy) to comeback”.
“Whatever we can do for them we are ready to do that. They should leave this path. They will not gain anything” he added.
He further added “Dr Farooq Abdullah is a senior politician. He is in the habit of making statements and retracting later on daily basis. Not appropriate for me to comment. I respect him”.
Meanwhile, Malik inaugurated a musical fountain and an open-air gymnasium constructed by the Jammu and Kashmir Bank at Rajinder Singh Park here.
“We are being demonized across the country that everything here is wrong. But I can say with authority that Jammu and Kashmir is far ahead with many of the states in the country and the J-K Bank is one such institution which is doing good,” Malik said.
He suggested the bank to concentrate on providing easy loans to artisans and workers and said it has the ability to uplift the weaker sections of society.