No water? Power outage? J&K dials CRPF for help | India News
Bilal is amongst 1000’s of Kashmiris who’re being benefited by Madadgaar, an initiative launched by the CRPF final yr to assist them of their on a regular basis lives.
Since its launch on June 16, 2017, Madadgaar has resolved instances of eve-teasing, water, electrical energy and street building issues, medical emergencies, home violence, dowry harassment, hearth emergency, pure calamity, extortion threats, recruitment info and has supplied steerage in establishing a profession in schooling, sports activities and many others.
Each unit of the 67 battalions (round 67,000 males) posted in J&Okay has been requested to provide precedence to the issues of Kashmiris. Not simply that, the helpline listens to complaints from Kashmiris residing in different components of the nation as nicely, like college students dealing with harassment, and models there get in contact with native police to help the scholars.
The helpline has registered 2,22,345 calls inside one yr out of which 2,349 had been discovered actionable and a couple of,100 calls had been resolved satisfactorily.
Curiously, the CRPF, which is commonly pelted with stones by Kashmiri women as nicely, acquired 80 calls associated to eve-teasing, after which the offenders had been counselled or warned by the pressure and in some instances, authorized motion was taken by contacting the native police. The ladies later thanked the CRPF males.
Assistant commandant Junaid, a Kashmiri himself, who’s heading the Madadgar initiative, stated, “Our executives take particulars of the caller on a type, hearken to their issues and get in touch with the CRPF battalion/unit involved to confirm the main points and help that individual. In instances of civic issues, our males accompany the caller to the actual division and get issues expedited. Initially, we had been getting solely calls associated to civic issues however as folks study extra concerning the helpline, we’re getting calls about medical emergencies, recruitments and profession counselling. The calls are coming from distant border villages, Srinagar and all a part of south Kashmir as nicely.
“In a single case, there was requirement of O-negative blood. Instantly after the decision, CRPF jawans gave six models of O-negative blood. Equally, a boy who was critically unwell was taken to AIIMS thrice by us.”
With the assistance of Madadgaar, 26 main surgical procedures had been performed whereas 44 are within the pipeline. Eight of those had been associated to implanting prosthetic limbs, all funded by CRPF.
Rehman (title modified), who bought a prosthetic leg, stated, “They (CRPF folks) at all times take our name. I really feel like I’m speaking to a pal. They’re actually useful.”
The CRPF models additionally present medicines to the needy from its quota, they contact NGOs or Pink Cross in case of great medical emergency.
One other vital function of Madadgaar is informing Kashmiris about authorities schemes associated to housing, sports activities, schooling, medical services and authorities jobs, which are sometimes not recognized to frequent residents, stated Junaid.
IG Kashmir (operations) of CRPF Zulfikar Hassan stated, “The calls acquired on Madagaar are principally these which ought to be addressed by the administration. We’ve got realised that Kashmiris want these items greater than something. Since we now have presence in every single place, we determined that we will play a pivotal position in rendering help to the locals and mitigate the issues of frequent man in Kashmir Valley. We (CRPF) are sometimes accused of human rights violation in Kashmir however I hope this may assist construct a more in-depth and pleasant interface with the general public and thus deal with issues of militancy to a big extent.”
The pressure has written to the house ministry in search of Rs 6 lakh per 30 days for medical services like wheelchairs, prosthetic implants and many others and Rs three lakh per 30 days for different help.