Govt helping militants’ families: Manjit Singh

Excelsior Correspondent
VIJAYPUR, Jan 29: Former minister and PCC general secretary Manjit Singh today accused Government of providing all possible help to the militants’ families and ignoring nationalist people of Jammu.
While speaking in a meeting at Galad village of Samba district before the Displaced Persons, Singh expressed strong resentment against the Government’s stand over the compensation.
“The Government should give compensation to the DPs as per the recommendations of Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC),’ he said, adding that the present compensation of Rs 5.5 lakhs is unacceptable and Government should disclose about the total amount of compensation which the Government is going to give to the DPs.
Singh termed it injustice with those who stood by Army and BSF on the borders and fought for the country but the government has ignored their plight and genuine demands.
“Narindra Modi used to assure these DPs that they would be given over Rs 50 lakhs compensation but it never happened and instead, the amount has been reduced to Rs 5.5 lakhs,” he added.
He further demanded property rights on the land which is allotted to the DPs of 1965 and 1971. He also demanded reservation of jobs for the children of DPs. Singh  demanded that Govt should constitute Displaced Person Develop-ment Board for the upliftment and development of DP’s Basti’s.
Prominent among those who were present on the occasion included  Darshan Singh, Ex-Sarpanch Anil Choudhary, Capt Tirath Singh and Om Prakash.