JAMMU: The government Tuesday said a special cell has been formed in New Delhi to ensure safety and security of Jammu and Kashmir residents especially students studying in various states of India .
“A cell has been formed under Resident Commissioner of J&K in Delhi for the residents who are from Kashmir to lodge their complaint with it. Toll free numbers have been provided by the government so that it would easily be accessible for our citizens,” Minister of State for Home, Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo told Legislative Council on the calling attention by PDP MLC, Syed Asghar Ali about the mysterious death of a student from Doda in Punjab, who was studying B-Tech there.
The minister said that the Chief Secretary of J&K and concerned chief secretaries of other states will be liaison officers of the cell and would remain in contact with each other.
“We have almost collected all the details of the residents of J&K who are residing or putting up in different states of India for job or study purposes so that their safety and security will be guaranteed because we have seen many incidents of violence and harassments of our students and citizens,” Kitchloo said.
Kitchloo also said that he had taken up the matter with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
“I had a meeting with chief minister who is seeing this as a serious concern for our students and he has also taken up the matter with the concerned heads of the states. We know that many of our students were killed in different colleges throughout India and our government is concerned about it and is doing everything for their safety,” he said.