SLSA to constitute Core Groups for border firing victims

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yaqoob MirJAMMU: Under the directions of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, Acting Chief Justice of J&K High Court and (Patron-in-Chief) J&K State Legal Services Authority, the Chairpersons of  DLSA’s Jammu, Kathua and Samba have been directed to constitute Core Groups for victims of border firing.

The Groups will ensure immediate relief by Government and NGOS besides co-ordinating with different departments and NGOs in this regard, supervision of distribution of relief materials among victims and construction of temporary shelters for victims at safer places, monitoring of availability of food, medicine and drinking water, supervision of restoration of cattle and chattel, conduct of Legal Awareness Programmes in relief camps, establishment of village Legal Care and Support Centre in affected areas on temporary basis for victims, assistance to re-habitation, care and future education of orphaned children, mitigation of problems relating insurance policies, assistance in bank loans for restarting the lost business and avocations, arrangement of Physiatrists’ counseling for firing victims who have been subjected to physiological shock and depression on account of  Border firing.

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The Chairpersons of DLSA’s have been directed to submit a comprehensive compliance report with regard to constitution of Core Groups and opening of Legal Care and Support Centre and measures taken for providing help to the victims of border firing.