SRINAGAR: Police in Uttarakhand have set up a special cell in Dehradun to address the grievances of residents of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), which became a union territory (UT) on October 31, living in the hill state.

Reports quoted Ashok Kumar, director-general (D-G) (law & order), Uttarakhand Police as having said, “The cell was set up in line with the MHA’s order to stop attacks, intimidation or other similar incidents against the J&K residents. We have appointed Mamta Vohra, additional superintendent of police (ASP), as the cell’s nodal officer.”

“The cell will take action against any person found involved in these incidents against the J&K residents living in Uttarakhand. The cell will safeguard the J&K residents,” Kumar said according to media reports.

The state shared the contact details of ASP Vohra, where any J&K resident living in Uttarakhand can contact her for redressal of a grievance. Her mobile number and email id is 9412029346 and [email protected], respectively.

A delegation of J&K Students’ Association (J&KSA) had met Kumar a few days ago and pleaded with him to set up a similar cell.

Nasir Kheuhami, spokesperson, J&KSA, expressed his gratitude to the Uttarakhand Police for the launching of the cell.

“We are grateful to the Uttarakhand Police for acceding to our request and setting up a special cell for redressal of our grievances. It will be of great help as many J&K residents, including students, are living in Uttarakhand,” reports quoted Kheuhami as saying.


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