PM’s Advisor Visits Kupwara

Liyaqat’s Wife Seeks Justice

SRINAGAR: In a attempt to revive the traditional handicrafts through empowerment of rural kashmiri women, Prime Mister’s office has asked State Govt. to identify land for training centers in the remote district of Kupwara.

Directions were passed to the District Commissioner Kupwara by the visiting Union Govt. team headed by Prime Minister’s advisor T.K Nair on Wednesday during their visit to the border town.

Prime Minister’s advisor was accompanied by Joint Sec. in PM Office Rajiv Toopnov and Joint Secretary in Home Ministry R.K Srivastav.

Sources in the administration said that the team drove to Salkot where it had an extensive interaction with the girls learning different handicrafts organized by a Gujarat based NGO, Self Employment Women’s Association (SEVA). Director of the NGO Reema Nanavati who accompanied the delegation said that the main objective of the GO was not only to empower the women of the far flung areas of the state but also revive the traditional handicrafts of the state.

“We are here to revive the traditional handicrafts and have already been working for the empowerment of women I at least 12 states.” Reema said.

Meanwhile later in the day the team held another round of interaction with women of far-flung areas at TRC in presence of Kupwara district administration, where the team agreed to the proposal of opening two more centers for women in the district.

 “Mr Nair has directed Deputy Commissioner Kupwara to identify the lads for two more centers one each at Kralpora and Handwara.” Shabir Ahmad Manager SEVA said.

Meanwhile according to KNS among the women present at TRC was the Liyaqat Ali Shah’s wife Akhtar-un-Nisa.

During the course of meeting, Nisa stood up and told Nair that her husband was innocent and had returned to India under Govt’s Rehabilitation Policy.

Nair is believed to have expressed sympathies with the lady and said that investigation was on and she would get justice.

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