Army sets up human rights cells, helpline in J-K

"Army has established human rights cells and launched a helpline at battalion and unit levels in Doda district district where people can call regarding human rights violations," a defence spokesman said today.

A unit of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) in Gundna belt of Doda has established a SAATHI helpline, where people can call regarding violations of human rights, RTI related issues, guidance regarding education and scholarship schemes, pensionary and old age related government schemes, medical benefits to people, career counselling for youth and guidance for recruitment in armed forces, para-military and police.

At the battalion level, a "Khuda Ke Bande Human Rights cell" was setup at Armora camp in Doda, he said. The Army also organised a camp on human rights related issues at Gunda village, which received a tremendous response both from people and civil administration, the spokesman said, adding the army was committed to zero tolerance to any rights violations.

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