117 non-state subjects managed PRCs: Govt

Srinagar, Oct 9: As many as 117 non-State subjects have managed to get Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) in Jammu and Kashmir while as 1150 such cases are under scanner. This was disclosed by J...

Srinagar, Oct 9: As many as 117 non-State subjects have managed to get Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) in Jammu and Kashmir while as 1150 such cases are under scanner. This was disclosed by Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesday.
"117 persons (having PRC) have been found non-State subjects by the State Subject Commission," government response to a query of NC legislator Devinder Singh Rana reads.
The failure of successive regimes to protect the special identity of the State doesn't stops here. About 1150 cases of alleged fake State subjects are being inquired into by the Commission.
"As per the reports submitted by the J&K State Subject Inquiry Commission, out of 2180 cases received by the Commission, 1150 cases are pending for disposal before the Commission," the Revenue Department revealed.
Giving details about the action taken in 117 fraud cases, the Department said the Commission has recommended cancellation of State subject certificates of 67 persons as "none of them appeared before it to defend their cases."
"Out of these, six have been cancelled by the government on the basis of the recommendations/ findings of the Commission and the remaining are under investigation/ examination before various authorities including Special Tribunal, Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners concerned," the reply reads.
The government informed the House that in most of the cases where PRCs have been cancelled, the aggrieved parties have managed to obtain stay orders from the High Court.
However, the cases are being contested, it said.
The Commission headed by Justice (retd) A Q Parray was constituted by the government in 1999 following a hue and cry over the issue of fraud PRCs. Till date, it has submitted five reports to the government, with first in February 2001 and latest in February 2013.

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