Kashmiri migrants take up issues with Advisor

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Aug 1: A deputation of Kashmiri migrants led by Er. Ramesh Chander Mahajan, chairman-cum-president Kashmiri Khatri Hindu Maha Sabha (KKHMS) met Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas and apprised him about the problems being faced by migrants from Kashmir Valley.
While speaking, Mahajan demanded abolition of M Form, declare Kashmir migrants as internally displaced people, political reservation on four seats for the Kashmiri migrants community in State Legislature, three in Legislative Council and one each in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha,  creation of separate Panchayat wards in migrant camps and displaced people be allowed to elect their sarpanches and corporators in urban areas , protection of properties of Kashmiri migrants in Valley, fully implementation of J&K Migrants Immovable Property Act, restoration of Kashmir migrants agriculture lands, houses, orchards, shops, SSI units, cowsheds, Kothars, other sheds, kitchen garden and other properties illegally encroached in Valley.
He also demanded protection of temples and shrines and passage of Shrines Bill immediately, grant of Rs 50 lakh to over aged youths, recruitment drive in TRTs camps and non camps, reservation for migrant educated youth, medicare facilities and medical insurance scheme to migrant relief holders, release of ex-gratia and compensation to migrants traders for losses suffered from 1990, separate accommodation for larger families, rehabilitation of migrants in their geopolitical aspirations, etc.
Advisor paid patient hearing and assured immediate redressal of the grievances.
Among others present were Sanjay Kohli, Susheel Chopra, RK Chopra, Raj K Kaul, Dalip Pandita, Sunny Singh, etc.