Nawaz Quoted on Kashmir Militants Returning Home

Shuja Nawaz, director of the South Asia Center, is quoted in a New York Times piece on a new program to help rehabilitate militants by reuniting them with their families in Kashmir:

More than 350 former militants have returned here to India-controlled Kashmir recently in a quiet new effort to deal with the growing problem of rehabilitating some of the thousands who left home in recent decades to fight for Pakistan in its long-running separatist feud with India over the disputed territory.

“It turns out that it’s not as dangerous as it might seem,” said Shuja Nawaz, the director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council, a research group in Washington. “It’s probably better to have them under scrutiny in India than out of reach in Pakistan.”