JAMMU, Feb 20: Chairman of the SOS-International, an organization of PoK DPs, Rajiv Chuni has vowed to expose the political parties hostile to the displaced persons of 1947 from Pak occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
While speaking in a meeting of the displaced persons here Chuni said that before the recent Assembly Session, the SOS International had submitted memorandum to all the political parties seeking passage of a resolution for vacating PoK and restoration of ancestral places of DPs to them with dignity and honour. But unfortunately, not even a single party projected the issue of PoK DPs. Even the BJP, which was supported heavily by the PoK DPs during previous elections remained silence over the plight of DPs of 1947.
The whole proceedings of Legislative Assembly remained “Kashmir centric”. BJP MLAs whom SOS International voted to power, were seen chanting melody of Kashmir. Now, this is the need of the hour that these anti-PoK DPs leaders/parties must be identified and exposed. The time has come to teach them a lesson, Chuni added.
Not only State Government but Central Government too, is responsible for the plight of PoK DPs as it is clear from the fact that 5300 PoK DPs families were excluded from Rs 2000 crore package. Any amount or relief package can’t match the sacrifices made by PoK refugees and no Government is able to compensate the sort of trauma faced by them for the last seven decades. The future of three generations has been put in ambiguity by various successive governments and the SOS International will not allow it to happen again,” Chuni maintained.
The PoK DPs leader stated that other components of package passed by State Cabinet including Rs 25 lakh per family, reservation to the wards of PoK refugees in professional and technical colleges across the country, employment package for the unemployed youths in Government jobs and many more have been excluded which has irked this community. He cautioned the PoK DPs that Panchayat elections are scheduled to be held in March and these anti-PoK DPs political parties will try again to exploit but they should not fall prey to their evil designs.