J&K police take to Whatsapp to express frustration, ask who are they fighting for

BK Web Desk/ Srinagar
June 19, 2017 BREAKING NEWS 592 Views
J&K police take to Whatsapp to express frustration, ask who are they fighting for

In a first of its kind, Jammu and Kashmir police took to social networking WhatsApp to express its frustration over deduction of one-day salary of every policemen in the state for the families of martyrs.
The officials maintained that they are not against giving a day’s salary to the families of martyrs, but said it should be given as an additional help other than the funds provided by the Centre and state government, like the monitory support provided to martyrs of other security agencies.
The outrage came a day after J&K police announced that police personnel will donate one day salary for the families of martyrs, who sacrificed their precious lives in the line of duty. As many as 14 police personnel and two Special Police Officers (SPOs) have scarified their lives in various militancy related incidents during this year.
“Lot of money is there in Welfare Account of J&K Police Headquarters. Why is the department not giving some of it to the families of martyrs? This account was opened for the same purpose. Yes, the Police Headquarters (PHQ) can deduct our salary and it may be given to the families of our brothers, who were recently martyred, but it should be additional help to the families of martyrs,” a police official wrote on a Whatsapp group in a long thread of conversation between officers and officials of the state police department. The conversation was later leaked to local media and is doing rounds on the social networking site.
He further said the J&K government and the Centre should come clear on it.
Another member said if J&K police has been fighting militancy and stone pelting for their personal benefit then both State and Centre shouldn’t come forward to help the families of martyrs.
“If J&K police is doing this for our beloved nation, then both the Centre and the State government should come forward and sanction Rs 1 crore for the families of J&K Police Martyrs, like it is done in the case of Indian Army and other security force martyrs,” he added.

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