PoJK Pahari displaced people call on Addl Comm, discuss issues

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JAMMU: A delegation of PoJK Pahari Speaking Displaced People’s Forum on Thursday met Additional Commissioner in the office of Divisional Commissioner Jammu. The delegation raised the issue of persistent delay while issuing Pahari Speaking Certificate to the PoJK displaced persons settled in Jammu division except Poonch and Rajouri. Representing their concerns, the delegation expressed that the displaced persons (DPs) of PoJK are basically the aboriginal of Poonch, Muzaffarabad and Mirpur districts (now in PoJK). They were forcefully displaced from these areas in 1947 after the tribal invasion in which thousands were violently murdered, burned and raped, leaving behind their properties, they added. As per the records of GoI 31,619 (registered) and 9,500 (unregistered) families managed to escape from the tribal invasion are presently settled in Jammu and Kashmir.
During the last seven decades the community continued to stay in the camps which have not been regularized in revenue records, they said adding that the community does not have complete ownership rights.
The delegation also explained that several youths of the displaced community applied for the PSP certificate as per provisions of SO 127 dated 20 April 2020 but the applications are not being entertained and delayed unreasonably on one or the other pretext.
The delegation demanded immediate intervention of Divisional Commissioner in the matter and issue clear instructions in writing to the concerned Tehsildars so that they can issue PSP certificates to the entitled applicants and avoid unnecessary delay and embarrassment to the members of the displaced community. The delegation included Om Parkash Khajuria, Manik Sharma, Vinod Sharma, Naveen Sharma, Jyotish Sudan, Prince Saksham and Jatin Raina.