Srinagar: Inspired by Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption crusade via Gandhian ways to force the Centre to take Lokpal Bill into consideration, the former terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir have decided to follow a similar path to start mass movement in the state to convince the government on their long pending demands.

On Sunday, more than 200 ex-militants, who left terrorism years back, formed Jammu–Kashmir Ex Militants Welfare Association to press for their demands of rehabilitation as promised by the government.

Chairman of the association, Farookh Ahmed said “The government assured of rehabilitating us respectfully and to give employment opportunities and security of our families.”

He further added, “Sadly, we have not received what we were promised. Instead we are harassed in police station and have to go nearby camp for mark our attendance. Even are relatives are rejected of getting visa and employment.”

(JPN/Bureau)