PoJK displaced persons hold protest demonstration

PoJK displaced persons staging protest at Exhibition Ground in Jammu on Thursday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
PoJK displaced persons staging protest at Exhibition Ground in Jammu on Thursday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 5:The displaced persons from Pak occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK)  today held protest demonstration  demanding disbursement of  relief amount announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
While demanding justice for all type of displaced persons from POJK and other categories, the activists of  POJK DPs Front 1947, 1965, 1971  held protest demonstration at Exhibition Ground  near Press Club Jammu and raised slogans against the State and Divisional Administration.
The members of displaced families under the leadership of  Rachhpal Singh  Chib assembled at Exhibition Ground near Press Club in the morning and held protest demonstration against State Government for some time. They were shouting slogans against the Government and also in support of their demands.
They demanded that process of distribution of Rs 2000 crore package announced by Prime Minister for them be expedited. They also said that this amount can not be treated as full and final package and moreover, many other components of the package even recommended by the Joint Parliamentary Committee have been ignored.
The protesting displaced persons including women members alleged that they were being harassed by the Revenue/ Custodian department employees on various pretexts. They also raised slogans against the PRO for his allegedly shady role  in previous package and ignoring many deserving families. They alleged that there are no facilities like sitting arrangements, drinking water fans, toilet for men and women or a waiting hall for the visitors (DPs).
The protesting DPs  also demanded that process of preparing documents be simplified  and many families are facing harassment at the hands of employees of Revenue department. They pointed out that West Pak refugees and many others are suffering due to Art 370 and 35A and it should be withdrawn.