Clarify position on PRC: Soz

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Srinagar: While welcoming the statement of R&B Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari on issuance of permanent residence certificates in the state, senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz Tuesday asked the state government to make its position clear on the issue.

Soz said, “I welcome Syed Altaf Bukhari’s statement that government would issues instructions that no schools would issue PRCs anymore. However, I urge the state government to clarify as to how practice of issuing PRCs had been started. Who had started it in the absence of the policy approved by the government?”

“It doesn’t seem to be a simple matter. There is a retired judge of high court already looking into the policy of issuing state subject certificates to bonafide residents of J&K,” he said.

Soz said the PRCs issued by certain schools seem to be a matter of circumventing the regular process of issuing state subject certificates. “Till the government makes its position clear, it should be in the public domain as to how many PRCs have already been issued, names of the recipients and within how much time the process will be completed,” he said. KNS

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