Extend date, grant full relief package to refugees: Ex-MLA

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 30: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) has supported the demand of POJK , Chammb & West Pakistan refugees for extension of the date for the disbursement of sanctioned relief amount of Rs 5.5 lakh from last date tomorrow (Jan 31) till further orders and also grant of full package for them by NC- Congress Government to the Centre in 2014.
JKPCC senior vice president and chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma has urged the government to consider the most genuine demand of the displaced community, who had lost everything during migration and still their generations are facing lot of hardships and issues of settlement.
“There are large number of eligible families who are unable to get some documents because of old records of 75 years being untraceable or there are some litigations besides there is need to review some formalities, leading to delays in the mater of POJK as well as West Pakistan refugees. The government should be very lenient & sympathetic in such matters and still those left out families should be covered by case to basis,” Sharma said.
He also regretted that the daughters and their off springs are also entitled to relief when there is no male member. It’s matter of relief not inheritance of evacuee property, which as Tenancy rights are deprived to inherit against law of equality.
Sharma demanded full package along with all it’s components, without any delay otherwise it’s great injustice to them. Rather after ten years, the package should be revised as per current price index.