JAMMU, April 8: All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) delegation led by Vinod Pandit its Chairman and King C Bharati, its national Spokesperson called on Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here, today and discussed the re-opening of Shardha Mata Temple in PoK and creation of Kashmiri Pandit Welfare Board with her.
The Chief Minister responded positively to these demands and assured to take up the both matters with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi tomorrow, this was stated in a handout issued by APMCC to the press later.
The other members of the delegation included Anil Bhat, president Harmukh Ganga (Gangbal) Trust (R) , TK Zutshi, Sr Executive Member APMCC, Som Nath Saraf, vice president, Kapal Mochan Trust, Shopian and Sunil Kumar Trakroo, Sr Executive Member APMCC.
They also submitted a memorandum of demands along-with a blue print of APMCC’s long pending demand regarding initiating of dialogue by GOI and Pakistani Government on re-opening of Shardha temple for Hindus of J& K on the pattern of permit system for Kashmiri Muslims.
Mehbooba Mufti assured them that she will also take-up this issue as well as constitution of KP Welfare Board with Narendera Modi.
She also assured that all other demands of APMCC were genuine and will be resolved very soon.
The demands include that Government should adopt a clear transfer policy for Kashmiri migrant employees working in Valley and both husband and wife be posted as well as other family members be posted in the same districts instead of separate districts.
The delegation demanded financial compensation for 1990 traders and renewal of their trade licences.
Besides, it demanded that there should be a clear policy and fool-proof security for newly constructed temples and shrines of Kashmiri Hindus at different places In Valley, enhancement of relief for the relief holders in view of the escalation of prices and its immediate implementation and directions be issued to Relief Organisation to resolve all pending cases of ration card holders within a time frame as genuine cases are pending in Relief Department for over a decade putting the relief holders to unnecessary trouble.
The delegation further demanded financial package for over aged un-employed migrant youth.
APMCC discusses KP Welfare Board, pilgrimage to Sharda Temple with CM