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Harassment to Kashmiri students outside: Week after announcement, govt appoints liaison officers

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Srinagar: More than a week after the announcement, the government has formally designated seven officers posted outside the State as Liaison Officers of Jammu and Kashmir for ten major cities in India to aid students faced with the situations related to their regional identity.
According to an order issued here, the government has appointed Veedushi Kapoor (KAS), Deputy Director, Information (KBI), New Delhi as Liaison Officer for New Delhi and Noida/Meerut; Dr. Inderjot Singh, Manager, J&K House, Chandigarh for Chandigarh; Prerna Raina (KAS), Additional Secretary in the Resident Commission, J&K Government, New Delhi for Jaipur and Bhopal; Syed Ahmad Rizvi, Manager, J&K Handicrafts (S&E) Corporation, World Trade Centre, Colaba, Mumbai for Pune; Sanjay Pandita, Under Secretary in the Resident Commission, J&K Government, New Delhi for Aligarh; Zia-ud-din Rehman, Marketing Inspector, J&K Horticulture (Planning and Marketing) Department, Bannypath, APMC, Bengaluru for Bengaluru; and Ashwani Kumar, Incharge Area Marketing Officer, J&K Horticulture (Planning and Marketing) Department, Housing Board Building, Kodambakam, Chennai has been appointed as Liaison Officer for Chennai and Hyderabad.
The Liaison Officers, on these matters, have been ordered to function under the direct supervision and overall administrative control of the Principal Resident Commissioner of J&K Government at New Delhi.
“The Higher Education Department shall be the overall coordinating department in the State Government and each location will have a ‘Help Centre’, a temporary office with basic facilities alongwith a phone/Internet, details of which will be widely publicized, facilities for which will be provided by the respective offices,” the order read.
Further, the order said, the Principal Resident Commissioner, J&K Government shall engage students as Assistant Liaison Officers, on a stipend/honorarium, in the location(s) wherever required.

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