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Cabinet sub committee on HR will help curb violations in J

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Srinagar, July 6 (UNI) The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a partner in the coalition government in the Jammu and Kashmir, has welcomed the setting up of a cabinet sub-committee to monitor human rights violations and creation of eight new districts in the state.

PDP President Mehbooba Mufti, hailing the setting up of a Cabinet Sub-Committee for monitoring implementation of the recommendations of the State Human Rights Commission, said it is a welcome step to curb the menace of human rights violations.

She said it would keep a check on the activities of the erring individuals among the security forces and the State police who brought a bad name to the force and providing an opportunity to the vested interests to exploit the situation.

Ms Mufti said since the Coalition Government assumed power in 2002, various steps have been taken to curb the rights violations and because of these steps, a relaxed security environment had emerged in the State.

She also welcomed the creation of new districts in the State and said the decision was long overdue though the process in this regard was put into motion immediately after the Coalition Government took over in October 2002.

In a statement issued here today, Ms Mufti has felicitated the people of Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kulgam, and Shopian in the Kashmir valley and Reasi, Samba, Ramban and Kishtwar in Jammu division for getting the district status for their respective areas.

She said the decision would go a long way in the decentralization of the development process started by the Coalition Government under the leadership of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Ms Mufti also welcomed the creation of new sub-divisions in the State.

She also hailed the setting up of the Delimitation Commission, the Finance Commission and a Commission to link development with unemployment to create more job avenues.

She said such steps would go a long way in ensuring equitable development of all the regions of the State and would give momentum to the economic growth of the people.

UNI BAS YSS RR KN1808

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