|Early Times Report|
Kishtwar, Dec 10: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during a Public Darbar here assured a visiting delegation that the government will look into the demand of withdrawing cases against the youths of Chenab valley on the analogy of Kashmir where cases were withdrawn against more than 4000 youths booked by police in stone pelting incidents for the first time.
As per the details available with ET, in response to the demand of the Muslim Welfare Society Kishtwar who sought withdrawal of FIRs against the youth of Kishtwar booked following anti India protests post killing of Burhan Wani, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti assured them that the FIRs will be withdrawn as was done in Kashmir.
Over 300 youths were booked for raising anti India slogans during Eid processions, besides in protests after Burhan Wani's killing. Similar demand was also raised by PDP delegation led by former MLC Syed Asgar Ali who sought amnesty for all the youths booked in various FIRs across Chenab valley.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister directed Director RDD&PR to initiate an inquiry into the allegations leveled by deputation of unemployed engineers association Kishtwar stating that about a dozen youth hailing from various blocks of district Kishtwar had managed jobs in the department under MGNREGA as Junior Engineers (JEs) and Technical Assistants on fake degrees and diplomas. "Some of the candidates who studied at Polytechnic Jammu, produced degree certificates from Chhattisgarh and some other universities and managed jobs in the department, thus depriving other genuine and deserving candidates of the district", said Atul Gupta.
Auditorium in the name of legendary Singer Janbaaz Kishtwari, Radio Station for Kishtwar, Medi claim policy for all Senior Citizens, Conferences Hall and Guest rooms at each District, Passport Office for District Kishtwar, opening of Sheep, Pashmina Goats and Yak Farm at Bhari/Kudi Suncham and Kaban/ Dangail, raising of yearly income Salab for RBA from 4.50 Lac to 8.00 Lac, Museum for preservation of Paddari Culture, Gondola from Tundrar (Sohal) to Sani Dhar and Atholi to Shandal, Foot bridge from Atholi to Bhari & Hugai (Kundal) to Bhati, interaction of youth of Paddar with rest of the state Youth, Youth Hostel at Sangam point of river Chenab and Bhotnalla, Bad pocket status to Paddar Marwah, Warwan and Dachhan of District Kishtwar, were some of the other demands projected by various deputations before the Chief Minister who gave them patient hearing.
The meeting lasted for a long time and was attended by various HOD's of the government department.