Implement JPC report on Rs 30 lakh relief to DPs: JKSAC

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 11: Jammu Kashmir Sharnarthi Action Committee (JKSAC) has urged upon the Union Government to implement Joint Parliamentary Committee Report on Home Affairs on payment of Rs 30 lakh relief to each DP family.
A meeting of DPs of 1947 from PoK was held at Karan Bagh, Jammu under the banner of JKSAC wherein DPs of adjoining areas also participated in large numbers. The DPs with one voice sought the acceptance and implementation of Joint Parliamentary Committee’s on Home Affairs report No. 183, which recommended urgent payment of Rs 30 lacs as ex-gratia relief to each DP family along with other components till the areas of PoK under illegal occupation of Pakistan are vacated and values of their left-out properties are assessed.
While addressing the meeting, Gurdev Singh, president along with GS Panchi and Janak Singh urged upon Manoj Sinha, Lt. Governor, UT of J&K to take cognizance of DPs legitimate final settlement on priority and stress upon the Central Govt for the early acceptance and implementation of said report which ensures payment of Rs 30 lakh as ex-gratia relief to each DP family along with reservations for their wards in Govt services, technical institutions till PoK is liberated and the assessment of their loss of lives and properties are made.
He said that at present the onus lies on both the MPs to take up DP’s settlement issues with the Central Govt as who have given massive mandate by the DPs and are their representatives in the Lok Sabha. The DPs had lots of hopes that both the MPs will project their case with PM of India to seek the final resolution, but regretted that DPs hopes have been belied as they never show any concern towards the legitimate final settlement issues of DPs of 1947 from PoK but instead they stress upon the Govt for the early settlement of Kashmiri migrants. He said that during past seven decades despite of making enormous contribution in various spheres of State building, they have been totally neglected, alienated and today they feel dubbed by all the political parties of the erstwhile state now UT.
Senior members Mohan Singh, Dwarka Nath, Makhan Singh and Rajesh Khajuria also spoke on the occasion.