Panel to study problems of border residents

Panel to study problems of border residents

With Pakistan frequently breaking the ceasefire, the government has set up a panel to study the problems faced by people living along the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

“The competent authority has approved the constitution of a study group for considering various problems being faced by the people residing near International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in the wake of regular threats of cross-border firing,” the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) order said.

The panel will submit a detailed report in two months after meeting the people in the area, security forces, district administration officials and local public representatives.

It will also submit recommendations on the remedial action that needs to be taken to address these issues, the order said.

Rina Mitra, special secretary in MHA will lead the panel. The principal secretary (home) in the Jammu and Kashmir government, divisional commissioner of Jammu and divisional commissioner of Srinagar are members while the joint secretary (Kashmir) in the MHA is the member-secretary.

India has a 3,323 km long border with Pakistan.

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