J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said her government has constituted a panel to identify civilians who were permanently or partially disabled during the 2016 uprising to provide them relief of Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively.
In reply to a Cut-Motion, the Chief Minister informed the Legislative Assembly that the J&K government has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to identify the persons who have been permanently/partially disabled "during law and order disturbances" in Kashmir between July 08 to November 2 last year. The committee constituted vide Government order No 61-Home of 2017 dated 27.01.2017 also comprises Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Zone), Principal Government Medical College Srinagar, Director Health Services Kashmir, a representative of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura (not below the rank of an Associate Professor) and a representative of CID (not below the rank of SSP).
According to the reply, the Government would pay ex-gratia relief of Rs 75,000 for those permanently disabled and Rs 50,000 for those partially disabled.
The Government has constituted another committee to determine eligibility of families/Next of Kin of those who were killed during the anti-India uprising last year for consideration and grant of ex-gratia. The panel set-up vide Order No 62-Home of 2017 dated 27.01.2017 has Director General of Police J&K as its chairman and comprises Commissioner Secretary Finance Department and Inspector General of Police, CID as members On January 9, the CM had on floor of the House announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of those killed in the 2016 uprising. "We would also explore possibility to provide jobs to the families of deceased in extreme cases," she had said. Mehbooba had also announced jobs to those blinded by pellets.In the six-month-long uprising, at least 15000 civilians were injured by forces and about 1100 of them were hit by pellets in the eyes—many of them fully or partially blinded.