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A delegation led by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, former Chief Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Putting forth their demands, the delegation urged the Governor to impress upon the State Government: to take stern action against those police and security forces personnel who are involved in indiscriminate arrests, nocturnal raids and ransacking of civilian houses in the Valley.

The delegation raised the issue to ensure that the rights of the Gujjar and Bakerwal communities are protected, their lives and properties safeguarded and they are treated as dignified citizens of the State. Governor’s intervention was also sought for effective and time-bound compensation to shopkeepers and inhabitants of Rajouri, Mendhar and Poonch, who are victims of firing and shelling from across the LoC.

The Governor observed that the raised issues would be taken up with the Chief Minister.

The delegation comprised Legislators: Mr. Ali Mohammad Sagar, Mian Altaf Ahmad and Mr. Devender Singh Rana and NC’s Spokesperson, Mr. Junaid Mattu.