Migrants protest against delay in allotment of shops at Jagti

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 17: Migrants aspiring for allotment of newly constructed shops at Jagti township today staged a dharna in front of Relief Organization demanding early allotment of shops to them.
The protestors warned to take extreme steps in case the allotment of shops was further delayed. They claimed that they were running the shops in erstwhile camps and after shifting to Jagti they have been deprived of their livelihood which they were earning previously.
They demanded that the shops be allotted to genuine and bonafide shopkeepers in the camps as early as possible as the allotment has been delayed constantly.
Later the Relief authorities pacified them and assured them that the issue will be sorted out in a meeting with them tomorrow.
When contacted Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner Migrants, R K Pandita said that the Relief Organization is working out modalities for the allotment of the shops and it has already sought the CID verification for ascertaining the genuineness of claims made by some migrants  that they were running the shops in erstwhile camps and the allotment will be made following due course of law.
He said that no genuine shopkeeper will be deprived and denied allotment. He further made it clear that no list has been published as yet and the same will be done after proper scrutiny and verification.
He appealed the migrants not to ear rumors as allotment of shops will be made in a transparent manner.
Meanwhile, some activists of a social organization at Jagti including Raj Nath Dhar, Pinto Ji and Surinder Kumar etc have warned people against touts who are misleading them on the name of allotment of shops. They appealed the Relief Commissioner to act against such elements and being a head of the nodal agency for migrants also maintain a proper liaison with Jagti township inmates.

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