NEW DELHI: A Joint Secretary-rank officer was on Monday appointed in the Home Ministry as nodal officer for Jammu and Kashmir to address complaints of youths from the Valley facing harassment in different parts of India.
According to official sources, Joint Secretary (Kashmir) will be the nodal officer and receive complaints from Kashmiri youths and co-ordinate between various states for an early disposal of such cases.
The officer will have four dedicated telephone lines for this purpose, they said.
The announcement for appointing such an officer was made by Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his two-day visit to the Valley recently during which several political parties had raised the issue of harassment of Kashmiri youths in various parts of the country.
During the recent unrest in the Valley, reports of alleged harassment of Kashmiri youths were received from states including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.