December 2017 News

Mehbooba Mufti Hands Out Job Orders To Pellet-Blinded

5 December 2017
Kashmir Observer

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday distributed orders of appointment in government service among a group of victims who lost their eyesight due to pellet injuries during the 2016 uprsing following the killings of Burhan Wani-the posterboy of Kashmir militancy, an official said. 'This is in continuation of her earlier measures taken for the rehabilitation of the victims of violence during the unrest of last year,' an official spokesman said. He said the chief minister had also disbursed financial assistance among two groups of such pellet victims in September this year. Besides, Mufti had supervised the treatment of these victims last year as well, he said. The chief minister initiated a series of measures for the rehabilitation, social integration and empowerment of youth of the state, the spokesman said. Mehbooba also disbursed relief assistance among the victims of recent fire incident at Reshi Bazaar, Islamabad in which more than 30 business establishments and houses were gutted on the intervening night of November 20-21. The assistance includes Rs. 50,000 cash assistance for fully damaged structure, Rs. 30, 000 cash assistance for severely damaged structure and Rs. 25, 000 for partially damaged structure. This is in addition to the relief assistance given to them already on the instructions of the Chief Minister by the district administration under Red Cross, SDRF and other heads.