State Government orders judicial inquiry into Kishtwar incident
J&K MoS Home Sajjad Kichloo resigns
Jammu, August 12 (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today reviewed the situation prevailing in Jammu at a meeting attended by various Members of Council of Ministers camping in Jammu.
The meeting discussed various measures relating to the rehabilitation of the people affected in the clashes between the two groups. It was decided in the meeting to sanction immediate relief to the maximum of Rs. 2 lakh each to those whose houses have been damaged or gutted and shops looted during the unfortunate clashes in various areas of Jammu Division.
Meanwhile the State Government has also ordered a judicial inquiry into the Kishtwar incident by a retired Judge of the High Court in a time bound manner.
The State Government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident of Kishtwar.
A government spokesman giving this information said here today that the judicial inquiry will be conducted by a retired Judge of the High Court in a time bound manner.
Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir Home Minister, Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo, today tendered his resignation over the issue of Kishtwar violence.
Sajjad Kichloo while talking to reporters said that “Some political parties are trying to malign my name. I am innocent and have done no wrong.”
On BJP questioning the state government over Kishtwar violence, he said, “Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others.”
He further cited the Gujarat riots that took place in 2002 and asked, “Did Gujarat Chief minister Narendra Modi resign after the riots?”
Kichloo’s resignation comes after an uproar in the Parliament after communal clashes in the region in which three people were reportedly killed.
Meanwhile Curfew continued in eight districts of Jammu region which was clamped after communal clashes in Kishtwar town reportedly left three dead and several others injured. Authorities have ordered closure of all educational institutions today. …
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