2016 uprising leaves 54 Kashmiri youth crippled for life: Govt

‘12 Pellet victims given jobs on compassionate grounds’

BK News Desk/Srinagar
January 14, 2018 TOP STORIES 143 Views
2016 uprising leaves 54 Kashmiri youth crippled for life: Govt

The mass uprising of the year 2016 has left as many as 54 youngsters of Kashmir Valley crippled for life. There are 15 persons who have become completely disabled while 39 others are suffering from partial disabilities.
According to the reply submitted by the state home department to a question submitted by NC MLA Shameema Fidous in the state legislative assembly, the government has the details of 54 people of Kashmir Valley who have become crippled for life during the summer unrest of the year 2016.
Amongst them, there are 15 such victims who have turned completely crippled for life. Out of these 14, eight have suffered complete damage in eyes while Insha Mushtaq toppling the list. There are also two persons in the list who had to undergo complete foot Amputation. As per the government records, among those 15 completely disabled people, two had 100 percent head injuries.
There are 39 others who, according to government records, have suffered partial disabilities during the summer unrest of 2016. A majority of such people have either their eyes damaged or have their hands and legs damaged.
The government in its reply in state legislative assembly has stated that in pursuance of the government order number 61-Home of 2017, dated 27-01-2017, a committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of divisional commissioner, Kashmir to identify who have been permanently/ partially disabled during the law and order disturbances in the Kashmir Valley from July 8, 2016 to November 02, 2016. The government adds that the committee in the first phase recommended 54 persons for grant of compensation which has been sanctioned by the government on January 5, 2018.
Further, the government says that it has appointed 13 persons including 12 pellet victims and one NOK in various government departments on extreme compassionate grounds and in relaxation of rules.

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