Stressing that he was "pained" by the death of "even a terrorist", Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday urged the terrorists of the state to shun violence and return to the mainstream.
The governor also lauded the security forces including the state police for their success in curbing terror activities.
Mr Malik highlighted that his administration was in the process of formulating a fresh package for the rehabilitation of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.
"The Police are performing its duty in the best possible way. But even if a terrorist loses his life, I feel pained... They all should come back (to the mainstream)," Mr Malik told reporters here on the sidelines of an event.ndtv