Human Rights

Porters working with the Army should be treated as soldiers, says SHRC

Srinagar: State Human Rights Commission has directed the Principal Secretary to Home Department to frame a scheme for porters working with Army who do not fall in the ambit of present scheme where after any accident they can claim compensation.

These directions have come after the death of a local army porter Nasiruddin son of Jalaluddin Chichi of Khanabal Panzgam area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

While deciding the case, SHRC Chairman Justice Bilal Nazki said that a person who was working as a porter with Army has slipped to death in 1997.

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