Mehbooba distributes appointment orders among visually impaired pellet victims

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SRINAGAR: Further extending her policy of healing touch, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today distributed orders of appointment among a group of victims who lost their eyesight due to pellet injuries during the law and order situations in the Valley last year, an official spokesman said.

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Chief Minster Mehbooba Mufti offering a job letter to a pellet victim in Srinagar. Photograph: J&K Government

This is in continuation of her earlier measures taken for the rehabilitation of the victims of violence during the unrest of last year.

It may be recalled that on September 14 and 28 the Chief Minister had also disbursed financial assistance among two groups of such pellet victims. Besides, the Chief Minister had supervised the treatment of these victims last year as well.

Chief Minster Mehbooba Mufti offering a job letter to a pellet victim in Srinagar. Photograph: J&K Government

Mehbooba Mufti, it may be mentioned here, has initiated a series of measures for the rehabilitation, social integration and empowerment of youth of the State. Recently the Chief Minister directed withdrawal of cases against more than four thousand youth involved in various cases of law and order nature. The step was widely hailed by all sections of society.

With the statement, the information department has released five photographs of the pellet victims who were given the appointment orders.

Earlier, Peoples Democratic Party said that rehabilitation of victims of unrest has been a deep concern for Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and providing resource and sup support to affected persons is her desire she wants to pursue through absolute empathy and humility..   

“Referring to the gesture  of  compassion from her  shown to Insha  , a pellt victim of 2014 unrest  by  providing an honorable  livelihood  to her and several others, Party’s Vice President Sartaj Madni  said this is an  act emanating from the pain felt by her for innocent sufferers  and victims of unfortunate circumstances that need to end,” the statement said.

Madni said that PDP leadership has always felt  that state’s people in general and youth in particular cannot thrive into a situation of conflict and confrontation.  PDP’s emergence in itself is an outcome of the critical need to lead the state into stability through reconciliation and healing. 

He said the Coalition Governments headed by Mufti Syed vehemently pursued a course  to find an answer to  uncertainty and public dissatisfaction with a goal to end woes and miseries afflicted the masses.  . Mufti Saheb largely succeeded in his effort to bring peace , stability, and relief to people . Coalition headed by Mehbooba Mufti  is only devoted to revive that positive discourse of reconciliation through free engagement and sustained development.

He said Ms. Mehbooba  sincerely wants that her Government is  transformed into an institution of relief and empowerment. She is taking consecutive measures of significance in this direction and has successfully been seeking engagement of state’s people into reconciliation , dialogue and resolution of issues .  She is the first Chief Minister who reaches out herself to provide relief and redress grievances at peoples doorsteps.

“Relentlessly pursuing the agenda of peace , an imperative for success of the people-friendly policies She is committed to take her Government to door steps Masdni said it is  Because of her efforts that New Delhi established an  institution of Dialogue which has started showing results,” the statement added.

He said Mehbooba’s struggle to relieve the state from confrontation and conflict  forms soul of the Party and  it is her belief  to provide conducive atmosphere for growth and dignified life to everyone. After Amnesty  and withdrawal of FIR’s  against thousands of youth  , the relief and rehabilitation for sufferers  is another step that will   further the cause of reconciliation and will provide youth a space to live free and dignified life.

 

 

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