36,600 widows, orphans in J&K: Government
‘State To Approach Centre For Constitution Of TRC’
Jammu, Mar 9: Conflict in Jammu and Kashmir has left behind nearly 36,600 widows, orphans and handicapped persons since the insurgency erupted in 1990.
As per the survey conducted by Rehabilitation Council of Social Welfare Department in 2007-08, among the victims 6345 were widows of civilians and 2266 were widows of militants.
There were 20707 orphans mostly of civilians who died in the militancy related incidents and 5379 orphans of militants killed in various military operations and 1903 disabled, handicapped persons.
However government has no data about the exact number of missing persons in the state and number of cases in which FIRs have been registered. But government has promised to submit the details during the ongoing Assembly session.
In its reply to the question of CPI (M) MLA, Muhammad Yusuf Tarigami, Home Department informed Legislative Assembly today that financial assistance is being provided to the victims in shape of pension, scholarship and marriage assistance.
Meanwhile government has said that it will again approach Central government to pave way for the constitution of Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Jammu and Kashmir.
The idea of such a commission was last year mooted by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in the Legislative Assembly.
“Constitution of such a commission would require wider consultations and a broad consensus among all stakeholders including the Government of India. The government will look into all the aspects relating to the establishment of such a commission,” the Department said.
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