Rs 2000 cr package incomplete, insufficient: MJR-47

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 2: MJR-47, Movement of Justice for the refugees from PoJK 1947  has expressed that  Rs 2000 crore package as announced by Prime Minister is incomplete and insufficient.
During detailed deliberations regarding sanction of Rs 2000 crore by Govt in favour of PoJK 1947 DP’s as also for Chhamb DP’s of 1965 & 1971, the members expressed their views and termed the package as insufficient and incomplete. They said that this package should not be considered as full and final.
All the members were of the view that after long struggle of 70 years,  the Govt has sanctioned a package which is totally incomplete and insufficient. Against recommendation of interim relief of Rs 30 lakhs  per DP family by JPC on Home Affairs , the Govt has announced only Rs 5.47 lakh per family and there is absolutely no mention of the total amount sanctioned per family besides other components of package recommended by State and JPC on Home Affairs regarding reservation for our wards in technical institutions, employment and defreezing of 8 Assembly seats out of 24 seats kept reserved for PoK people, for those who are living in other states. This is complete betrayal and letting down the DP’s, they maintained.
“We also welcome the package only to the extent that our demand has been legitimised & recognised. Such an action reflects the mind set of the Govt who were crying hoarse for the refugee cause before election for  but have become totally indifferent to do justice to our long pending sufferings & woes,” they added.
Even the procedure worked out for disbursement of package has been made cumbersome and the formalities required are difficult to complete. In majority of the cases original claimants are since dead, families have grown four fold and each of descendent of the new family is head of his family unit, which leads to confusion and chaos.
The MJR-47 members demanded  that full package be announced in one go and in case Rs 5.47 lakah is the first installment, the condition of affidavit should be waved off till the time of final payment and left out 5300 families should also be included in the list.
JS Sudan, OP Khajuria, Suchwant Singh, Dr Padam Dev Raina, KL Raina, Dalip Singh, Raghbir Singh and others  were also present.


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