Jammu Migrants continue protest, demand relief at par with Kashmiris

Jammu Migrants raising slogans during protest at Jammu on Wednesday. —Excelsior/Rakesh
Jammu Migrants raising slogans during protest at Jammu on Wednesday. —Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 27: Welfare Committee Jammu Migrants continued their protest today outside the office of Relief Commissioner at Canal Road here.
The protest was led by Committee President Wali Mohammad Khan, wherein the Jammu Migrants demanded relief and ration on the pattern of Kashmiri migrants.
The committee added that the migrants of the district were living in miserable conditions and suffered a lot but the authorities were not serious about the issue.
Wali Mohammad Khan demanded bifurcation of ration cards, inclusion of new born babies, release of balance arrears from 2008 to 2015, issuance of State Subject and RBA category certificate, 10 litres kerosene oil and cash assistance of Rs 300 per cattle per month to family, consideration of special package of Jammu Migrants including township and employment package, new data form for maintenance of proper records, timely issuance of ration and relief and cash assistance to 17 families registered as migrants who have been ignored and are deprived of cash and ration.
“We have been approaching the Relief Organizations at regular intervals but in vain,” Wali Mohammad Khan said and demanded relief and ration at par with Kashmiri migrants.