Jammu: As many as 4,081 militants, including 279 commanders have surrendered and joined the mainstream in Jammu and Kashmir during the past 22 years of militancy in the state.
    
According to a recent report on militancy compiled by the State Home Ministry up to November end this year, 4,081 militants have surrendered to security forces and police in
Jammu and Kashmir.
    
Only one militant has surrendered in 2012 till November. 19 militants have surrendered in 2011, 20 militants in 2010, 15 such militants have surrendered in 2009, 38 in 2008, 122 in
2007, 190 in 2006, 64 in 2005, 137 in 2004, 119 in 2003, 159 in 2002, 85 in 2001 and 104 in 2000, it said.
    
The highest number of 655 terrorists surrendered in 1996, followed by 612 in 1991, 601 in 1995, 444 in 1992, 270 in 1997, 187 in 1998, 109 in 1999, 98 in 1993 and 32 in 1994, it said.
    
Jammu and Kashmir government has formulated a surrender policy for the rehabilitation of surrendered militants in the state.
    
Under this policy, 2,881 militants have been rehabilitated, helping them with a fixed deposit for 3 years of an amount of Rs 3 lakh and monthly relief of Rs 3,000.

(Agencies)

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