BJP seeks Rs 25 lakh for slain troopers, moves resolution

BJP seeks Rs 25 lakh  for slain troopers, moves resolution

SRINAGAR: Ruling partner in coalition with Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP has brought a resolution in the state legislative assembly for providing Rs 25 lakh to the next of kin of any trooper killed in the state, near the international border or Line of Control (LoC).
The resolution brought by the BJP legislator Rajiv Jasrotia will be taken up in the state’s lower house on Friday along with seven other motions.
Presently the state, which has meager economic resources, provides the next of kin of any non-state subject trooper Rs 2 lakh while those from the state are entitled to Rs 5 lakh compensation. The non-state subject troopers also get compensation by their respective states.
The grant of ex-gratia to those killed or disabled directly as a result of violence attributable to breach of law and order or militancy-related incidents is governed by government’s 10 July 1990 order (No.723-GR(GAD) of 1990).
The government last week informed the House, currently in its budget session, that it provided Rs 1,66,00,000 to NoKs of 77 Army or any other trooper killed since January 2015 till date and the money stands disbursed among the beneficiaries through the concerned Commanding Officer.
The information was revealed by the chief minister and minister in-charge of home department Mehbooba Mufti in response to a question by Rajiv Jasrotia. The BJP legislator had also sought a reply from her whether compensation has been paid to the family of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani over his or for the killing of his innocent brother Khalid Muzaffar Wani by army in April last year. The government clarified that no compensation has been paid to the Wani family in Tral.
The government said that even as the ex-gratia to NoK of Khalid Muzaffar Wani was cleared by District Level Screening-cum-Consultative Committee along with 17 out of 27 slain persons in November last year.
Meanwhile, the lower house will also take up six other resolutions on Friday and includes one by PDP MLA Yawar Ahmed Mir for providing shelter homes to old age citizens in every city of the state and Rajesh Gupta’s motion for ration to people in one go on a fixed date on the analogy of Himachal Pradesh. Others resolutions include that of Abdul Rahim Rather for establish quality educational institutions, Satpaul Sharma’s for impressing upon the Government of India to regularize National Health Mission employees, Mohammad Shafi’s for recruitment of district cadre posts of Class IV and Class III at the block level and Choudhary Sukhnandan Kumar’s motion for accomplish the process of delimitation of Panchyat Halqas with large population before the Panchayat elections.