“Selling Orphans”: Police Registers Case Against NGO

SRINAGAR: An online news article regarding alleged illegal adoption and ‘sale’ of Covid orphans has today come to the notice of Mission Director, ICPS J&K, in which serious allegations have been made against two people by an insignificant NGO.

Kashmir Covid19 Orphans On Sale, An Investigation Claims

In this connection, Mission Director ICPS has directed the concerned authorities and FIR has been lodged at Police Station Pampore against the alleged culprits.

Also, Secretary, Social Welfare Department, Sheetal Nanda has taken up the issue with IGP, Kashmir, in order to ensure immediate action in the matter and initiate the legal course of action under relevant laws.

In addition, Mission Director, ICPS J&K, Shabnam Kamili, has issued instant orders to Child Welfare Committees to meet Covid orphans personally which have already been identified by the department and uploaded on different online portals of the Government of India and submit a report to the Directorate of ICPS within a day’s time.

Further, fact-finding committees were also constituted for Jammu and Kashmir divisions in order to ascertain the number of orphans/Covid orphans and their well-being in all the districts of J&K.

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