PoK DPs threaten to go on fast unto death

SOS Intl leader Rajiv Chuni talking to media-persons in Jammu. -Excelsior/ Rakesh
SOS Intl leader Rajiv Chuni talking to media-persons in Jammu. -Excelsior/ Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 27: SOS International, an organization for PoK displaced persons today threatened to go on fast unto death as the previous Govts and even Governor’s Administration has failed to address their issues.
Chairman of the SOS International, Rajiv Chuni told the media-persons here that the Govt and even the administration was completely neglecting the issues of PoK DPs in State Administrative Council (SAC) meetings held under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik. He expressed surprise over the overlooking the issue of PoK DPs as Advisor to Governor BB Vyas had categorically said to the delegation of SOS International in Jammu recently that their issue would be discussed in the next SAC meet but surprisingly, it disappeared from previous week’s and day before yesterday’s SAC meetings.
He alleged that a senior BJP leader from Kashmir is behind all this and he creates hurdles every time. He further alleged that this is a sort of matter that needs to be thoroughly probed as Advisor said that the issue is in agenda but it did not appear in SAC; it means that someone is there who is indulged in playing dirty game of keeping PoK DPs issue out of the framework.
He further said that PoK DPs are the first ever victim of Jammu and Kashmir problem who have lost everything when their ancestral places were invaded by Tribal with unconditional support of Pak army. He further said that total 31,619 PoK DP families were registered during mass exodus from their ancestral places in PoK and out of which, 5,300 families were registered in their respective places/camps outside J&K and they were told that they will be brought back to State.
“Government has started the process of disbursing relief amount among 26, 319 families, ignoring 5,300 others. To bring the ousted 5,300 families in the ambit of package, we have been approaching the Central Government through Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh. We also took up the matter with Divisional Commissioner Jammu and Advisor BB Vyas to resolve the issue, only assurances were given and nothing happened on ground,” he added.
He warned to launch fast unto death strike if their issues were not solved within two weeks. Prof JS Mangal, Prof NN Sharma and VK Dutta also accompanied.