LoC residents seek justice

Needless to elaborate upon numerous instances of non residents having non only been rehabilitated in many parts of the State under a set design but many possess the Permanent Resident Certificates (PRCs) too . Well, that is all peculiar brand of politics in the state but it looks strange that many lawful and genuine residents should face difficulties in establishing their roots in the state as has come into limelight in respect of hundreds of inhabitants of a village in Nubra valley of Leh district in Ladakh region.
This village is situated along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan . Even after five long decades after their area became a part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, uncertainty is rife in preparing the data and issuing the requisite certificates in the absence of which they face immense difficulties. It happened after the war of 1971 between India and Pakistan several villages including Tyakshi, Turtuk and Thang came under the Indian controlbut the revenue records remained with Skardu, the then revenue district headquarters of these areas . Skardu , it may be recalled falls in Pakistan. In spite of the demand of the residents of these areas for land settlement and building of revenue records in respect of their land etc, nothing on ground has been done despite these villages having become part of the Nubra Assembly constituency in Leh district.
Unless proper land records and relevant entries are made and recorded by the revenue authorities, obtaining of PRCs for them cannot be possible .PRC , it may be underlined, is a legally admissible document to prove identity as residents of Jammu and Kashmir. We urge the State Government to look into the issue and arrange for completion of certain formalities for those residents who did not get the PRC so far so that they do not feel wilfully neglected and subjected to difficulties in absence of this vital document.