JAMMU, Sept 4: People from Bishnah, Arnia and RS Pura tehsils today met Thakur Gulchain Singh Charak, former Minister and president of Dogra Sadar Sabha (DSS) at Bishnah and apprised them of their problems.
People including sarpanchs and panchs told Charak that they are facing persistent threat of cross border firing while the bunkers have not yet been provided to them. They said that education of their children gets disturbed every now and then due to cross border firing.
The villagers demanded special recruitment rallies for the youths of the border areas and sought for early disbursement of the compensation for farm losses due to fire, cross border firings and erratic weather conditions.
“As the de-silting of Ranbir canal and its distributaries has not been carried out properly, the Government should ensure that the water reaches up to the tail end for the irrigation purpose,” villagers informed Charak.
They also said that the drug menace is going on unabated even after a few arrests. Most of the people informed Charak that their wards are experiencing difficulties in filling up the forms for taking admissions in higher education courses.
Addressing the gathering, Charak promised that he would always stand with them during all odds and difficult situations and shall continue his struggle for preserving the history, heritage and culture of patriot Dogras.
The meeting in one voice assured their support to the Government in restructuring of the J&K state and demanded that the identity, self respect and sensitivities of the Dogras be taken care of as assured by the Governor SP Malik.