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Minister for Revenue, Abdul Rehman Veeri, replying to a question on behalf of Minister for Home, on Wednesday said that 13 pellet victims have been appointed by the government in various departments on extreme compassionate grounds.

The spokesman said replying to a clubbed question of Ali Mohammad Dar and Showkat Hussain Ganaie, the Minister further informed that 22 pellet victims have been provided financial assistance out of Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

He further informed that a Committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir to identify such persons who were permanently or partially disabled during law and order disturbances in the Kashmir Valley from July 8, 2016, to November 2, 2016. “In the first phase, the Committee recommended 54 cases for grant of ex-gratia that has been sanctioned by the government while as 10 more cases which were recommended in the second phase are under examination,” he added.


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