JAMMU, OCTOBER 20 :
On the pattern of what was done in Srinagar the other day, a similar outreach program on combating likely misuse of vulnerable Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) from terror financing was today held in District Police Lines Jammu.
The program was jointly organized by CID Wing of J&K Police with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Govt of India for all NPOs of Jammu Province.
More than 110 functionaries of various NPOs based in Jammu Province, including those of far flung areas of Rajouri, Poonch, Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban participated in the program which was aimed at sensitising such functionaries against likely attempts by anti-national elements to use such NPOs for terror financing. A special team of officers and domain experts from MHA, GOI is already camping in J&K to complete this special exercise.
In his opening remarks, Farooq Qaiser, SSP (FIU) CID Hqrs J&K welcomed the participants as well as the MHA team and thanked them for having spared their valuable time to attend the program which he said was definitely going to be beneficial to them all.
During his interaction with the participants, Omprakash Singh, JDD, MHA said that while lakhs of NPOs are engaged in commendable job in different fields across the length and breadth of the country, however, few of them knowingly or unknowingly have been found to be involved in terror financing which not only brings bad name to their just cause but also acts as a security hazzard.
Power point presentations were given on the subject and case studies were also discussed for better understanding of the participants. The participants also put forth their concerns and apprehensions which were taken note of by the MHA officials. Moreover, a presentation on taxation laws pertaining to NPOs was also given by Income Tax Officer Vikas Sharma.
Nitish Kumar, IGP CID J&K said that it is heartening to see NPOs in large numbers, both in Kashmir and Jammu Provinces, having actively participated in the awareness program. It is pertinent to mention here that while such programmes have been organized in the past as well by J&K Govt, however, it is for the first time that they are being held jointly with MHA, GOI.
R R Swain, Special DG CID J&K said that such programmes shall be held in future as well being part of our multi-dimensional strategy to financially suffocate various terrorist organizations operating in J&K.(KNS)