Reservation for people living along international border in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir government will provide reservation to the people living along the International Border (IB) in state services and government institution.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 09, 2014, 23:29 PM IST

Bishnan: Jammu and Kashmir government will provide reservation to the people living along the International Border (IB) in state services and government institution.

It will be on the lines of the reservation which is already applicable for the people living along Line of Control (LoC).

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today made this announcement while on a visit to camps of shelling-hit people in Bishnah belt of Samba district.

"These days, the International Border sees as many cases of ceasefire violations by Pakistan as Line of Control (LoC) areas do. Their children suffer due to shelling and fail to compete with others resulting in failure to get jobs," he said.

"Thus, along the pattern of the reservation for the residents near the LoC, we will provide reservation for people living in all areas adjoining the International Border," he said.

Special reservations will be given to them in all state-run institutions, with a special emphasis on the police force, he said.

"We have also decided to establish camps for animals also with facilities of fodder, water and veterinary doctors," he added.