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JAMMU: A five member delegation of Jammu Kashmir Sharnarthi Action Committee (JKSAC) comprising Dwarka Nath Khajuria, Santosh Kumar Sharma, Inderjeet Singh and Pitamber Dutt led by Gurdev Singh its President called on Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday. The delegation apprised him as to how DPs were thrown out from their native places by Pakistani Tribals form POK during wee hours of the night of 27th Oct. 1947. They came to this side of J&K with empty hands and bare footed and suffered untold miseries and injustice at the hands of earlier state and centre dispensations. The delegation urged upon the Lt. Governor to prepare a comprehensive rehabilitation policy for DPs as per the latest parliamentary committee on Home Affairs Report No. 183. Gurdev Singh apprised Lt Governor in detail about various issues of DPs of POJK regarding their full and final rehabilitation vis-à-vis compensation for their left-out properties, employment package and reservation for their wards, defreezing of 8 assembly seats, mutation of lands under their dwellings and strict implementation of agrarian laws in respect of DPs, besides other issues. He demanded a proposal should be submitted to central govt. as per JPC Report to provide Rs 30 lacs to each DP family as ex-gratia relief grant and over and above an employment package/reservation for the wards of DPs besides other components till POK is liberated and loss of their lives and left-out properties is assessed for payment of adequate compensation.His attention was also drawn towards the fact that due to frequent transfer of PROs, the process of disbursement of the instant package has come to standstill since May 2020. Not a single case has been processed due to non-availability of PROs and DPs are having lot of resentment. The present PRO is sitting in the Secretariat and is inaccessible for DPs.
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