Union Territory of J&K issued an order which halts security clearance of passports for stone pelters

The order said that it must be ensured that during the verification related to passport, service, and any other verification related to government services or schemes, the subjects involvement with law and order, stone pelting cases and other crime prejudicial to the security of the state would be specifically looked into and the same must be corroborated with the local police station records.

The Union Territory of J&K had released an order which stated that there would be no security clearance to those found involved in law and order including stone pelting cases and other crimes prejudicial to the security of the State for the passport verification and government schemes and services.

The SSP of the Criminal Investigation Department, Special Branch, Kashmir, had a circular which directed all field units to ensure that all such verifications would be corroborated with the local police. The officials had also been asked to refer to digital evidence like pictures and CCTV footage.

The order said that it must be ensured that during the verification related to passport, service, and any other verification related to government services or schemes, the subjects involvement with law and order, any cases of crime prejudicial to the security of the state would be specifically looked into and that the same should be corroborated with the local police station records.

The order also stated that the digital evidence like CCTV footage, photographs, videos and audio clips, quadcopter images available in the records of the police and security forces and security agencies should be referred to, and that security clearance would be denied to any person found involved in any such cases.

The Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Instructions, 1997, had mandated for a satisfactory CID report in order to get a government job.

The order had also made it compulsory to disclose whether any of the family member or close relative was associated with any political party or organisation or had participated in any political activity, or had links with a foreign mission or organisation or any prohibited organisation such as the Jamaat-e-Islami.

A few weeks ago, the government officials were dismissed from service over alleged anti-state activities, after which these actions had taken place.

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