Saturday, April 2, 2011


Srinagar April 02 (Only Kashmir): As many as 250 cases related to the issuance of passports to the kin of militants have been cleared, Jammu and Kashmir government said today.
Responding to a point raised by an independent MLA, Engineer Rashid in the Legislative Assembly during zero hour, minister for Law and parliamentary affairs Ali Mohammad Sagar told the house today that as many as 250 cases related to the issuance of passports to the kins of militants have been cleared by the government.
Sagar further said that orders have been issued in this regard on the directions of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
"Chief Minister's orders are being implemented in letter and spirit", Sagar said, adding only those who are themselves involved in acts of militancy will not be issued clearances.
He further said that the director general of police has also convened a meeting to discuss certain relaxations in the rules.
CPI(M) MLA M Y Tarigami, who also pleaded for the issuance of passports to the "innocent relatives of militants", said that some people in Kashmir are arrested on suspicion and later are not granted clearances on grounds of their name featuring in the record books of CID.


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