PoJK DPs stage protest demonstration, block road

PoJK Displaced Persons staging protest near Dogra Chowk in Jammu on Friday. -Excelsior/ Rakesh
PoJK Displaced Persons staging protest near Dogra Chowk in Jammu on Friday. -Excelsior/ Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 23: The Displaced Persons from Pak occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK) today staged protest demonstration against delay being caused in releasing compensation by the Government near Press Club here today.
The PoJK DPs led by Capt (Retd) Yudvir Singh Chib, president PoJK DPs’ Front 1947, 65, 71 & Camp Non-Camp 1971, assembled near Press Club in the morning and staged protest demonstration/dharna in support of their demands.
While demanding justice for the DPs from PoJK and other categories, the activists of  PoJK  DPs Front 1947, 1965, 1971  held   demonstration and raised slogans in support of their demands. They alleged that some revenue officials were creating unnecessary hurdles in  release of  Rs 5.5 lakh  compensation announced by the Prime Minister Modi.
Capt Chib demanded that process of distribution of Rs 2000 crore package announced by Prime Minister for them be expedited. He also said 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.
While raising the problems of  DPs  Capt Chib said that old record of previous place is not available with many families, ration cards of Camp DPs of 1965 and 71 are not available with claimants, issueless families are being ignored, those families which  are  in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi etc are also being ignored. He demanded that second supplementary list be accepted by the revenue authority for verification. The files of DPs which are fully verified be cleared for release of compensation.
The protesting Displaced Persons including women members alleged that they were being harassed by the Revenue/ Custodian Department employees on various pretexts.
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.  Raising protest when they were moving to Civil Secretariat, they were stopped by police near Dogra Chowk. After brief resistance they sat on dharna on the road and disrupted movement of vehicles. But police cleared the road shortly.