Jammu and Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti hands over financial assistance to second batch of victims injured by pellet guns

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday gave financial assistance to victims of pellet injuries during mob control in the Valley, an official statement said.

People injured by pellets are being treated at the Sri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital in Srinagar. Ishfaq Naseem/Firstpost

File image of people injured by pellets  in Srinagar. Ishfaq Naseem/Firstpost

Mehbooba Mufti disbursed the aid to a group of people who suffered injuries last year when security forces used pellet guns to quell the unprecedented mob violence the Valley witnessed last year in the aftermath of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani's killing in a gunfight with security forces on 8 July, 2016.

This is the second group of injured victims who were provided financial assistance by the state government, after a group of 17 visually impaired victims had been provided financial assistance by Mehbooba Mufti on 14 September.

"The Chief Minister has initiated a series of measures for the rehabilitation, social integration and empowerment of victims of violence in the State and providing financial assistance to them is one aspect of these measures.

"The injured who were provided financial assistance on Thursday were affected due during law and order situations last year," the statement said.


Updated Date: Sep 29, 2017 16:15 PM

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