SOS Intl delegation calls on LG over PoJK DPs issues

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 13: A delegation of SOS International, an organization for PoJK Displaced Persons (DPs) under the leadership of Rajiv Chuni today met the Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan, Jammu and apprised him of the problems pertaining to PoJK displaced persons.
While narrating about the newly created problem by the present administrative, Chuni said that the bifurcation of post of Ex-Officio Provincial Rehabilitation Officer and Custodian has compounded the miseries of PoJK DPs. He urged the Lt Governor to immediately intervene in the matter and revert back the orders of bifurcation so that DPs may not suffer more.
Giving a brief about the PoJK DPs status, he said, “These persons have got displaced from erstwhile parts of Jammu and Kashmir State in 1947, are now known as PoJK (Pakistan occupied Jammu-Kashmir) DPs who are presently more than 13 lakh in populace were forcefully thrown out from their ancestral places i.e. Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit and some parts of Poonch.
He further added that for the last more than 7 decades, DPs haven’t been provided with much awaited justice.
Mentioning about the package passed in 2014 in the favour of PoJK DPs, Chuni said that the NC-Congress Coalition Government Cabinet under the chairmanship of former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah passed the package of Rs 25 lakhs as cash assistance, reservation to the wards of PoJK DPs in professional and technical colleges and employment package for educated unemployed youths but the Central Government ignored other components of the package and announced just Rs 5.50 lakh per PoJK DP family and the same has not distributed till date and there are many administrative hurdles.
Underlining the burning demands of PoJK DPs, he urged the LG JKUT to visit at least 2-3 out of 39 camps of PoJK DPs to see living conditions of inmates there.
Lt Governor gave a patient hearing to the deputation and assured that he would take up the issues of PoJK DPs with the Government of India for its early resolution.
Those who accompanied the deputation included Prof NN Sharma, V K Datta, Ved Raj Bali and Amarjit Singh.