Army sets up human rights cells, helpline in J&K

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 17:42

Jammu: In a bid to reach out to the
people, the Army has established human rights cells and
launched a helpline in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Army has established human rights cells and launched
a helpline at battalion and unit levels in Doda district
district where people can call regarding human rights
violations," a defence spokesman said today.

A unit of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) in Gundna belt of
Doda has established a SAATHI helpline, where people can call
regarding violations of human rights, RTI related issues,
guidance regarding education and scholarship schemes,
pensionary and old age related government schemes, medical
benefits to people, career counselling for youth and guidance
for recruitment in armed forces, para-military and police.
At the battalion level, a "Khuda Ke Bande Human Rights
cell" was setup at Armora camp in Doda, he said.

The Army also organised a camp on human rights related
issues at Gunda village, which received a tremendous response
both from people and civil administration, the spokesman said,
adding the army was committed to zero tolerance to any rights
violations.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 17:42
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