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NC pins hopes on MHA team's visit to border areas in J&K

| | Jammu | in Sunday Pioneer

Opposition National Conference on Saturday expressed hopes that the visit of a five-member team, led by a senior Home Ministry official, to the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir would help in mitigating the difficulties of the people who bear the brunt of unprovoked shelling by Pakistan.

The team, led by Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Home Ministry Rina Mitra, comprises Joint Secretary (Internal Security) Gyanesh Kumar and Director (Ministry of Home Affairs) R K Swarankar. It has visited various forward areas along the International Border and the Line of Control in Jammu since its arrival here yesterday and assessed the damages caused by cross-border shelling by Pakistan.

"The visit of the central delegation is an appreciation of the concerns of the border people by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who visited some of these areas recently," National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana said at a workers' meeting in the Nagrota Assembly Constituency here.

He said three years have passed but nothing has been done for instilling a sense of security among the people living in border areas and hoped that building of bunkers and shelter sheds, allotment of plots of land and jobs under a special drive would be initiated and accomplished in a timely manner."These are long-pending demands of the people who have got nothing except lofty promises before, during and after 2014 elections," he said, adding a humane approach is needed to address the difficulties faced by the people. 




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