36 % decline in militancy violence: Govt
SRINAGAR, May 15 : The state government today claimed 36 percent decline in militancy related violence last year as compared to 2011. The claim was made during a meeting of consultative committee for the departments under chief minister’s charge.
The meeting was told that 54 static bunkers were removed in public places in Srinagar and various government and private buildings vacated and restored for their original purposes. Under the Amnesty Scheme devised for youth involved in stone-pelting, the orders to the withdrawal of 196 cases involving 1432 persons have been issued by the government. 86 percent of the 184330 cases received during last three years for issuance passport have been cleared till March 14, 2013. The Draft Jammu and Kashmir Police Bill 2013 has been uploaded on the official website of the department in the last week of January 2013 for inviting suggestions from the public.
Chief minister Omar Abdullah, while chairing the meeting, suggested identification of subjects in each departments and flagging these for deliberation and discussion in depth in the next meeting to make meetings of the consultative committee more purposeful and meaningful. "This is also the practice in the Parliament”, he said, adding that such deliberations prove result-oriented and beneficial for improving and upgrading various functions of the departments besides highlighting issues of greater public importance for urgent focusing.
The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Home, Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo, Minister of State for Power, Viqar Rasool, Legislator, Ajat Shatru Singh, Chief Secretary, Mohammad Iqbal Khandey, Principal Secretaries Sonali Kumar, B. B. Vyas, Suresh Kumar, Director General Prisons, K. Rajindra, various Commissioner Secretaries, Heads of the Departments and senior officers.