My govt has ‘moral responsibility’ to reach out to every victim of violence: Mehbooba Mufti

The meeting also decided to enhance the one-time marriage assistance to young widows and grown-up daughters to Rs 40,000 per case.

By: PTI | Jammu | Updated: December 29, 2016 12:00 pm
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Jammu and Kashmir government will be updating data base of those affected by violence over last three decades to ensure their rehabilitation, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday, asserting her dispensation’s “moral responsibility” to reach out to every victim of violence, irrespective of its source.

Mehbooba stated this here, days after her government cleared ex-gratia for kin of 17 people, including brother of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, killed in militancy-related incidents.

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“We heve asked for updating the data base of people affected by the violence of past almost three decades in the state so that some concrete steps for their complete integration into the social set-up are facilitated,” she said.

She pitched for proper rehabilitation, social integration of violence victims in J&K and said special programmes should be thought of for the rehabilitation and integration of these poor victims into the social mainstream of the state.

Chairing the 7th Governing Council meeting of J&K Rehabilitation Council here, the Chief Minister said concrete interventions are needed for the proper and complete rehabilitation of women and children, particularly in education, health and psychological spheres.

Mehbooba said the government has the moral responsibility of reaching out to every single victim of violence in the state, no matter the source of it.

She asked the officers to factor in the needs and requirements of these victims while framing policies and schemes for the general public.

The meeting decided to further finetune the number of widows, orphans and parents of killed persons in the state so that an actual and updated number of such victims is available for their rehabilitation.

It also decided that the Action plan for the Council would henceforth be finalised in March every year so that the assistance could be disbursed from April onwards.

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The meeting also decided to enhance the one-time marriage assistance to young widows and grown-up daughters to Rs 40,000 per case.

The meeting also asked the Council to pursue the various funding patterns available in the central government for the benefit of victims of violence in the State.

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