One more fasting youth shifted to GMC, others continue on fast at Jagti

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 5: One more fasting youth at Jagti township was hospitalized tonight after his condition deteriorated.
According to reports the condition of Kaka Ji Kachroo who was also sitting on fast unto death since yesterday morning in support of his other three camp inmates’ demanding enhancement of cash relief deteriorated to night and he was shifted to GMC Hospital for treatment.
The reports said that the doctors at Jagti referred him to hospital in view of his condition as he was already suffering from multiple ailments. The doctors who examined him said that he was not fit for fast.
It may be recalled that condition of Sunil Pandita who was sitting on fast for last four days deteriorated late last night and he is under going treatment in GMC Jammu. Despite the advise of doctors Pandita has refused to take any thing oral and he was put on drip.
However two other youth Ajay Bhat and Rajinder Pandita are continuously on fast unto death and reiterated their warning. Ajay Bhat urged the Government not to test the patience of displaced relief holders as they will go to any extent in case the relief was not enhanced immediately and Government will be responsible for all consequences. The camp inmates in other TRTs also resorted to hunger strike in support of relief holders demand while the dharna at Relief organization also continued today.
The CPI leader, Sham Kesar and PDP leaders Ashok Sidha, Rakesh Pardeshi and S K Raina also visited Jagti today and participated in dharna in support of relief holders demand.
Meanwhile PK convener Dr Agnishekhar ahs termed the situation grave and held the Government responsible for this. In a statement issued here today he said the Government’s callousness towards the migrants in general and relief holders in particular has forced them to take extreme step of threatening self immolation.
He said the non availability of basic facilities like water, electricity and lack of sewerage facilities at Jagti camp has made the lives of inmates miserable.
ASKPC president H L Chatta and its senior vice president TR K Raina while expressing their solidarity with relief holders urged the Union Government to take immediate steps in enhancing the cash relief.
KPC chief Kundan Kashmiri and Kashmir Samiti Delhi (KSD) president Rakesh Koul also lambasted the Government’s callousness towards relief holders and Jagti camp inmates and urged it to take immediate decision regarding enhancement of relief.
KHC president M L Thusso and its convener P L Koul Badgami have also expressed their dismay over the way the Government was dealing with problems of migrants in general and relief holders in particular. The duo urged the Government to settle the demand of relief holders and Jagti inmates without any delay.

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