Six top militants surrender before Army in south Kashmir

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Awantipora, South Kashmir, Nov 22 (UNI) Two commanders were among six top militants who surrendered before the GOC 15 Corps Lt General A S Sekhon here today.

We are fed up with the militancy and wanted to lead a normal and honourable life,'' militants belonging to Harkatul-Jehadi-Islami (HUJI) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) said after their surrender.

They said they are residents of Doda district in Jammu region and were involved in several militancy-related incidents.

The surrendered militants said they were active for the past 15 years.'' Enough is enough now and we want to join the national mainstream and lead a peaceful life once again, the militants said.

The militants would be provided a chance to make a new begnning as per the government's surrender policy, a senior Army officer said.

This was the first major surrender in south Kashmir after emergency was imposed in Pakistan last month.

UNI

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