Justice Magrey, Justice Thakur direct for constituting core groups to help cloud burst victims
Srinagar: Responding swiftly to the reports of cloud bursts in some districts of J&K and Ladakh, Executive Chairman, J&K Legal Services Authority, Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur, Executive Chairman, Ladakh Legal Services Authority Friday ordered constitution of core groups by the DLSAs of Kishtwar, Bandipora and Kargil under the NALSA (Legal Services to Disaster Victims through Legal Services Authorities) Scheme, 2010.
An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that the group would ensure immediate relief by the government and NGOs besides coordinating with different departments in regard to supervision of distribution of relief materials among the victims.
The core group would also supervise the construction of temporary shelters for victims at safer places, monitoring availability of food, medicine and drinking water besides supervision of restoration of cattle chatters.
The core group would also conduct a legal awareness programme in relief camps, besides setting up Village Legal Care and Support Center in affected areas on a temporary basis for the victims.
The group would provide assistance for rehabilitation, care and future education of orphaned children, mitigation of problems related to insurance policies, assistance in bank loans for restarting the lost business and avocations, arrangement of Psychiatrist counseling for victims who have been subjected to psychological shock and depression.
The authorities have been directed to submit a comprehensive compliance report with regard to the constitution of core groups and opening of legal care and support centers and measures taken for providing help to the victims of cloud bursts.