Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah advocated for the rehabilitation of former terrorists who have returned to the mainstream of society. He said such people need rehabilitation for leading a normal life.

Speaking to reporters after the closing ceremony of CRPF Football Competition at the Bakshi Stadium here on Monday, the Chief Minister said to have held the discussion with Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in this regard.

“Former terrorists, who have surrendered before the law enforcing agencies, need rehabilitation for living a normal life. We have to extend helps to them so that they cannot choose the wrong path once again,” the CM said.

“We have to find out the educational qualifications of former terrorists, what kind of skills they have and what sorts of avenues they can be employed in,” said Abdullah, adding when this information is available, we will work on a rehabilitation package with the Central government.

Before the closing ceremony, he said the state government is trying hard to promote the sports activities.