STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: To highlight various demands of Kashmiri Pandit migrants, ongoing protest of Jagti Tenement Committee (JTC) & Soan Kashmir Front J&K (SKF), which started on October 2, 2020 at Jagti Township Jammu under leadership of its President Shadi Lal Pandita, entered 74th day on Monday. The protestors were demanding enhancement in cash relief besides other demands.
Speaking during the protest, Shadi Lal Pandita said that we have been protesting in Jagti Township for 74 days but the Government is least considerate towards our demands. We would like to inform Government that monthly cash relief of Kashmiri migrants is very low, as such same should be enhanced from Rs 13,000 to Rs 25,000 per family per month, he added.
Pandita further said Kashmiri Pandit migrant unemployed youth are worried due to lack of employment. “We demand that a job should be given to those houses /families in which no family member is working. We also demand at least 5,000 class 4th jobs for migrants. Moreover, KP youth want to join Police force, as such the Director General of Police is requested to hold recruitment drive in Jagti Township and other migrant camps, for on-spot recruitment of KPs,” said Pandita, adding that KPs would continue their agitation till fulfillment of all demands.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Raj Kumar Tickoo, Kashi Nath Bhat, Ravinder Koul, M L Razdan, Vijay Bakshi, Kamal Pandita, Vinod Moza, Rakesh Ambardar, Sagar Pandita, Sunil Koul, Shuban Raina, Mithan Pandita, Shadi Lal Koul, Rakesh Tickoo, Raj K Tickoo, Charanjeet Singh, J L Koul, S L Kar, Satish Pandita, Vicky Langoo, Sanjay Sharma ,Vijay Tickoo, C L koul, Sunil Bhan, Rakesh Koul, Vijay Suri, Bihari Lal Razdan, R K Tickoo, Gouri Shanker, Ramesh Suri, Gurmeet Singh, Mohammad Khan, Ab Rehman, Sanjay Raina and Kuldeep Raina and Javed Ahmad.