New Delhi: The Panthers Party has challenged the rehabilitation policy of Jammu and Kashmir government in the Supreme Court on Friday. The Apex Court will hear the petition on Monday.
The Panthers Party president, Prof Bhim Singh, pleaded for speedy trial of the issue before a bench comprising Justice Sathasivam and Justice AK Patnaik.

The J&K government has launched the ‘Return and Rehabilitation Policy’ to rehabilitate those people, who are willing to return from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) to India.
According to the policy, people who illegally migrated to Pakistan for undergoing terror training 20 years ago will be rehabilitated if they return back from the PoK.

Stating that the scheme will pose a serious threat to security of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Prof Bhim Singh said, “Government did not ponder over the fact that people returning from Pakistan have pursued training of war against India. They may be linked to the organizations like al-Qaeda.”

Earlier also, he said, the state government had brought Resettlement Act 1981 for those who had willingly migrated to Pakistan in 1947 to come back to J&K, but the Supreme Court had scuttled that attempt.

The petitioner said the present state government has once again tried to implement the same policy in a different way.  

Charging the state government with violation of the earlier stay order of the Apex Court, Bhim Singh pleaded before the bench to initiate contempt of court actions against the Chief Minister and the Home Minister of J&K.