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Officials involved in issuing PRCs to Burmese, Bangladeshi must face criminal charges: MoS Rev
Compensation to valley unrest victims only on merit bases
1/10/2017 11:42:42 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu Jan 10: Referring to the queries about growing number of outsiders viz. Burmeese and Bangladeshi nationals in state, the Minister of State for Revenue today said that government is collecting the details with regard to growing number of outsiders (Burmese and Bangladeshi) in state and added officials allegedly involved in issuing Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) to outsiders shall face the music. While talking to media persons outside Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, BJP MLA from Kishtwar who also holds portfolio of Minister of State Revenue said, "Government is on job to collect details in regard to growing number of Burmese and Bangladeshi citizens in state of Jammu and Kashmir and particularly in Jammu and its adjoining areas. "Government is making a comprehensive plan to tackle the issue and assured that something concrete decision with regard to this issue will be decided, he said. When asked whether the issue had any link with political vote bank, Minister admitignly said there are reports that some black moles within revenue department allegedly have issued the fake PRCs or other related documents to these outsiders. He assured that department will conduct a thorough probe in this context if any issue related to issuing of PRCs to these outsiders comes into the notice of the department. "I, infact will advocate for pressing of enemy and anti national element act charges against such officials allegedly involved in felicitating revenue documents to these outsiders" he added. He said that government is ready for discussion over the issue as was demanded by some members. He said that Jammu and Kashmir is a sensitive state in terms of security and illegal assembling of non state subjects that too from outside India is also matter of security concern and a threat to the security of the state which need to be looked into on top priority. Meantime MoS Revenue said that the compensation to Kashmir unrest 2016, victims will be examined case by case. Reacting to announcement made by the Chief Minister, he said that all the cases related to Kashmir unrest where innocent lives were lost or the private property was damage will be compensated in accordance to law. "During Kashmir unrest, several people faces the wreath of unruly mobs and assured that only genuine people will get due compensation as was announced by the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, he added.
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