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  • Teams formed to report facts, provide assistance to victims

SHOPIAN: District Magistrate Shopian, Mohammad Aijaz today constituted a district-level committee which would maintain strict vigil and counsel braid chopping victims. The committee formulated on the directions of the Government comprises Additional District Magistrate as its chairman, Additional Superintendent of Police, District Social Welfare officer and counseling psychologist/psychiatrist as its members. 


It was said that already village level committees consisting of Village Level Workers, Patwari, Chowki Officer concerned, Numberdars and Chowkidars are already in place in the district.  Further, counseling psychologist/psychiatrist and counselors from Social Welfare Department are already doing their job of helping the victims to overcome the post-traumatic situation. Further, in order to reach out to the families where such incidents have taken place an outreach squad comprising Tehsildar concerned, SHO concerned and TSWO have met the victims and their families.


  • Teams formed to report facts, provide assistance to victims

SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Syed Abid Rasheed Shah today convened a meeting here to discuss braid chopping incidents and ways to address the menace and provide assistance to victims. The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioners, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Srinagar, Sub Divisional Magistrate West Srinagar, District Social Officer, Chief Medical Officer and all Tehsildars of the district.


It was decided that tehsil-level teams would be constituted to provide medical assistance and counselling to the victims of braid cutting, besides report to the higher authorities with the detailed facts about each incident in their respective jurisdictions. The meeting also decided that the District Social Welfare Officer Srinagar will provide services of all CDPOs, Tehsils, Social Welfare Officers and Anganwadi Workers with these teams.