Killings will not deter govt’s outreach programmes:CS
SRINAGAR, NOV 28:
Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Thursady expressed deep anguish over the
attacks and killings at some places during the government’s outreach programme
”Back to Village”, terming the incidents as “unfortunate”. He said
such acts will not deter the government from carrying out welfare programmes.
On November 26, a
grenade was hurled by the militants in Panchayat Halqa Hakura A & B,
followed by indiscriminate firing in which Syed Mohammad Rafi (Sarpanch),
Sheikh Zahoor Ahmad (Junior Agriculture Extension Officer), Manzoor Ahamad
Parray (employee of the Irrigation Department) and Peer Noorudin Shah (employee
of the Rural Development Department) sustained injuries. Later two of them
succumbed to their injuries at District Hospital Anantnag. Police have
registered a case and a manhunt has been launched to nab the perpetrators.
killings as unfortunate, gruesome and inhuman, Chief Secretary, B. V. R.
Subrahmanyam observed: “Such cowardly acts will not deter the efforts of
the Government in reaching out to the people for delivery of services through
various special initiatives during the ”Back to Village” programme.”
observed that an attack on innocent persons engaged in the welfare of the
people is a brutal act for which mere condemnation is not enough. Such
incidents will only strengthen the resolve of the government to accelerate the
pace of development across the Union Territory of J&K.
meeting was also held in the Civil Secretariat, Jammu on Thursday to express
grief and sorrow over the killings and solidarity with the bereaved families.
Phase-2 of the
Back to Village Programme has been launched by the Government from November 25
to November 29, 2019 across the Union Territory of J&K. The Programme is in
progress in 4300 Panchayats across J&K with around 5000 Officers deputed to
assess the institutionalization of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) at the grassroots
level besides impact of various flagship programmes and welfare schemes which
will help to come up with specific interventions to make the village life
better in terms of improved amenities and facilities.
On the directions
of the Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu, Chief Secretary has directed the
Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir to ensure that the two injured employees get
the best available medical treatment.