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Mehbooba Mufti gives financial assistance to pellet victims

IANS | Srinagar |

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday gave financial assistance to victims of pellet injuries during mob control in the Valley, an official statement said.

Mehbooba Mufti disbursed the aid to a group of people who suffered injuries last year when security forces used pellet guns to quell the unprecedented mob violence the Valley witnessed last year in the aftermath of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani’s killing in a gunfight with security forces on July 8, 2016.

This is the second group of injured victims who were provided financial assistance by the state government, after a group of 17 visually impaired victims had been provided financial assistance by Mehbooba Mufti on September 14.

“The Chief Minister has initiated a series of measures for the rehabilitation, social integration and empowerment of victims of violence in the State and providing financial assistance to them is one aspect of these measures.

“The injured who were provided financial assistance today (Thursday) were affected due during law and order situations last year,” the statement said.