Jammu: To ensure immediate relief to the victims of cross-border firing from the Pakistan side, the acting Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir Justice Yaqoob Mir on Monday directed the authorities to constitute a core group for that purpose.
The group will ensure immediate relief by government and NGOs besides coordinating with different departments in regard to supervision of distribution of relief materials among the firing victims.
"The core group would also supervise the construction of temporary shelters for victims at safer places, monitoring of availability of food, medicine and drinking water, supervision of restoration of cattle and chattel," an official spokesman said.
He said the core group would conduct legal awareness programme in relief camps, besides setting up village legal care and support center in affected areas on temporary basis for the victims.
"The group would provide assistance for rehabilitation, care and future education of orphaned children, mitigation of problems relating insurance policies, assistance in bank loans for restarting the lost business and avocations, arrangement of Physiatrists' counselling for firing victims who have been subjected to physiological shock and depression on account of Border firing," he said.
The authorities have been directed to submit a comprehensive compliance report with regard to constitution of core groups and opening of legal care and support center and measures taken for providing help to the victims of border firing.