Kashmir Indepth

Governor announces special assistance for 3 year old survivor of Kishtwar accident

SRINAGAR, JULY 03: A gruesome and tragic bus accident took place at Srigwari Kishtwar, on 01.07.2019, in which 35 people lost their lives and 17 others sustained injuries. One of the survivors, is a 03 year old girl child Ms. Adeeba, who has lost her parents and siblings, in this accident.

Moved by the poignant and tragic circumstances that had befallen on Adeeba, Governor, has immediately announced Rs 2 lakh as a solatium, from the Regional Red Cross, in favour of the girl child, which will be in the shape of a fixed deposit.

Beyond this human gesture, Hon’ble Governor has also announced a monthly assistance of Rs 1200 per month, for next 15 years, to be credited in the account of girl child.

This assistance will be over and above the normal ex-gratia compensation announced by the Government.

Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar shall be the local guardian of the girl child, till she attains adulthood. The girl child, Ms. Adeeba, shall also be rendered social and financial assistance through the Integrated Child Protection Scheme.

District Administration, in consultation with civil society, shall ensure that a permanent care giver shall also be identified for her upbringing in a healthy, conducive and amenable environment.
District Administration has been directed by Hon’ble Governor to take all measures that are required for a secure and healthy childhood of Adeeba.

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