SRS seeks Rs 5 lakh compensation, job for Amarnath land row victims

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 10: State president, Shri Ram Sena (SRS), Rajiv Mahajan has urged the Government to pay compensation to martyrs who lost their lives during Amarnath land row in 2008.
Rajiv urged the Government to pay Rs 5 lakh as compensation and Government jobs to the family members of martyrs of Amarnath Land row of 2008.
He castigated State Government for not giving compensation to Amarnath Land row victims despite assurance by the Government. The BJP, now in Government, is indifferent to looking back to the sacrifices of the Jammu youth, he said.
He said BJP-PDP alliance announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh and a job to those killed during Kashmir unrest of 2016 but it failed to provide a penny to victims of Amarnath land row agitation in Jammu in year 2008 which clear the discriminatory attitude of Government towards Jammuites.
He said for the past nine years, the BJP had been observing the day as ‘Balidan Divas’ and giving statements in honour of the deceased, but never pursued their cases. The SRS president said that the right for justice is imperative for the 13 families which gave their sons in the agitation and the BJP is required to take care of them.
“Riding the success of the Amarnath land row, the party rose to a position from where it got the first chance to be in the Government in the State. It got 25 MLAs from Jammu province, but for its present status, it had become a totally Kashmir-centric party while Jammu was ignored in all aspects,” he said.
Rajiv said that he wanted the BJP to shun its appeasement policy towards Kashmir and look back to Jammu, where it would have to come again for votes.