• J&K CM Provides Free Edu, Compensation To Pellet Injury Victims

    The terror situation in Jammu and Kashmir had taken over the news a while back. And now the J&K CM, Mehbooba Mufti, is trying to help the victims shot with pellet guns. Recently, Mufti took an initiative in which she has declared free education and jobs to those who lost their eye sight in pellet gun attack. She has also announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to those who lost their loved ones.

    “Ex gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh will be granted to the next of kin of those killed during the unrest. Possibilities of providing jobs would also be explored in cases of extreme compassion. Job opportunities would be made available to the persons who lost their eyesight during the crises. Arrangements for education in Delhi and other places would be made for the students whose eyesight got affected during the said turmoil. I have already spoken to the Prime Minister and Union finance minister in this regard,” said Mufti, as reported by DNA.

    2016 proved to be a year of unrest in Kashmir and to probe into the attacks and the strife, setting up of Special Investigating Teams (SITs) has been announced by the CM. Most significant cases are of a lecturer at Khrew and an ATM guard at Karan Nagar during the summer unrest.

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    “SITs will be set up in each district to investigate the killings and injuries to ascertain if excessive force was used to deal with the situations. These SITs would be asked to submit their reports in a time-bound manner. Once we receive the reports, if we find anything more requires to be done, it would be done, to deliver justice to the affected,” said the CM.

    In the legislative assembly, she said that she has made efforts to resolve the issues which have led to the unrest. She is requesting a dialogue for resolution for which she has sought cooperation from all sides.

    In the region, around 1,100 people, most of them in their early teens were attacked in their eyes when security forces opened fire by pellet guns.