DGP Designates New Nodal officer to address complaints of Kashmiri Students
NEW DELHI: J&K Students Association delegation led by National Convenor Nasir Khuehami and National Spokesperson Umar Jamal here on today held meeting with Director- General of Police Uttarakhand Ashok Kumar in Dehradun and apprised him about various issues of Jammu and Kashmiri Students in the State. In a statement issued here today, a delegation of association led by Nasir Khuehami shared various issues faced by the students in the State with Ashok Kumar.
Khuehami further appealed Kumar to stay vigilant and keep in touch with both Kashmiri students and the heads of the institutions where they are studying. He informed him to hold regular interaction programs with Students of J&K to create a sense of security among them that they are safe in Uttarakhand, so students and parents can immediately contact them whenever they feel insecure and to make them feel easy and secure.
Khuehami also informed him about the impacts of the negative portrayal of J&K state by a section of media. He said the negative primary victims of the negative portrayal have been the students studying in various states of the country. He appealed the DGP to assist in removing this stereotype created among the masses about the state. He urged him the frequent exchange programs of students will help the people of the state to know each other. The Kashmir students will get a sense of security and comfort if a nodal officer is appointed for them.
Responding to the requests of Khuehami on the Occasion, Kumar gave patient hearing to their problems & assured that, all possible steps are being taken to ensure their safety and security. He said that he is committed to ensure the students that they will be providing them the best of the support in every regard. Kumar assured of taking all possible steps to ensure the students’ safety and said that he had been closely monitoring the situation. He assured delegation that there is be no threat to them here.
Kumar said, he is committed to ensure the students that they will be providing them the best of the support in every regard. He informed him that, a 24×7 Special grievance redressal helpline has been launched for them, through which students can contact the police for an early disposal of cases. Ashok assured that he will personally meet the students so that they feel police is acting as the guardian and the care-taker of the Kashmiri students besides assuring their safety and security.
Ashok Kumar, informed Khuehami that Additional SP Law and Order Pramod Kumar has been designated as new nodal officer for managing the response and redressal of complaints of students belonging to Jammu and Kashmir who are studying in the state. He said that, it will give a sense of security and comfort to them. In case, there is any apprehension or any misconduct towards them, they should contact Special Nodal Officer Pramod Kumar for addressing such issues and we will hold interaction program’s with Kashmiri Students here after.
He assured of taking all possible steps to ensure the students’ safety and said that he had been closely monitoring the situation.He said the students should not feel that they are away from the home as they are equal citizens of the nation and are a part of our family. Students should not feel that they are away from the home as they are equal citizens of the nation and are a part of our family, Kumar said.
He informed thatthat, any student or resident of Jammu and Kashmir in Uttarakhand can contact the newly appointed nodal officer Pramod Kumar on Mobile number 9837788889, 0135-2712685, 2712231. These numbers will manned round the clock. Complaint can be directly registered if any J&K student or resident is threatened harassed, intimdated in the State, he added further. The delegation thanked the DGP Ashok Kumar for fulfilling all the demands.
National Spokesperson of Umar Jamal appreciated Uttrakhand Police and DGP Ashok Kumar for making Uttrakhand second home to kashmiri students. In past there were some instances of harassment of Kashmiri students, but with the collective efforts of JKSA and Uttarakhand adminstration, such incidents gave dramatically decreased. And now kashmiri students feel good while studying in different universities and colleges in Uttarakhand, Jamal added.