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Inquiry panel on Vaishno Devi stampede goes on silent mode

Last Updated on February 9, 2022 at 5:49 pm

More than one month has passed yet there are no findings on the stampede that took place in Vaishno Devi on January 1 which took lives of 12 people.

The status of the report is yet unknown which were supposed to be given by a three member committee formed by the government. Sinha had marked the probe to the panel, which had to submit the report within a week’s time. The panel had already missed the deadline as it ended on January 8.

Not only this, the Union government and the UT administration have kept quiet on the findings of a high-level investigation.

As per reports, during the Question Hour in Lok Sabha regarding the findings of investigation ordered over the incident, Minister of State, Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai said that a high level three-member panel headed by the Principal Secretary (Home), government of J&K has been constituted to ascertain the reasons behind the incident of Stampede in Mata Vaishno Devi Mandir, Jammu & Kashmir.

As per The Dispatch, nothing was informed about the findings of this probe panel which was constituted by the UT administration immediately after the incident.

Union Minister said that government of J&K has informed that they have taken several steps to ensure safety and security of the pilgrims which inter-alia include online yatra registration, token system for darshan, RFID based crowd management, construction of new shelters and halting points for pilgrims, installation of CCTV cameras, other crowd management measures etc.

Survivors of the tragedy and various social groups have demanded that the findings should be made public and the guilty be punished. They demanded that the responsibility should be fixed for such a negligence.