Over 3,700 Maoists have surrendered before the authorities in last four years, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.
Union minister of state for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anantkumar Hegde said during the last four years, 3,714 Left Wing Extremists (LWE) have surrendered as per the available records of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
It has been found that almost all the surrendered LWE do not have requisite qualification for admission in ITIs for skill training. Hence, the government has relaxed the entry qualification of surrendered Naxals, he said, replying to a written question.
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