BJP, Cong must clear stand on JPC report on DPs: JKSAC

Members of JKSAC at a meeting in R S Pura on Friday.
Members of JKSAC at a meeting in R S Pura on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 22: The Jammu and Kashmir Sharnarthi Action Committee has asked the national political parties to clear their stand on implementation of Joint Parliamentary Committee Report-2014, with regard to one time settlement of the demands of displaced persons from PoK.
A meeting of DPs of 1947 from PoK was held at village Dasore and Badila tehsil of RS Pura Jammu, wherein the participants suggested that the high command of the national parties contesting elections be asked to clarify their stand regarding the implementation of Joint Parliamentary Committee’s report placed on the table of both the houses of Parliament on December 22, 2014 and then a consensus of DPs across the Jammu region be formed before taking any course of action in favour of either of the parties.
While welcoming the suggestions to form a consensus among DPs in connection with the forthcoming elections, Gurdev Singh, president said that DPs have a sizeable vote in both the Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu region and they can easily turn the table on either side if consensus is formed and added that it is a need of the hour to show their strength to the political parties rising above their religious and political affiliations to make them realize the injustice done to DPs particularly with DPs of 1947 from PoK. Their wards have never being given any kind of reservations in employment/technical institutions nor were they provided any kind of employment package like Kashmiri migrants till date.
Gurdev Singh expressed that for the first time the Govt in Centre has acknowledged the legitimacy of their issues by announcing a package of Rs 2000 crores in DPs favour. He said no doubt, this package has given some solace to DPs but they are confused as it does match with their material and physical loss. The package has been announced without any logic and roadmap. The Govt has been approached many times through representations and personal meetings to clarify the status of this package whether it is part of Rs 25 lakhs or Rs 30 lakhs each family recommended by Omar Abdullah Govt and JPC, respectively, but till date silence of the Govt still exists.