JK News Today
Jammu, January 8:
Describing the seventy year pending demands of about 15 lakh PoK DPs genuine and just, Team Jammu today extended its full support to agitating displaced persons till they achieve their political as well as financial package.
Hundreds of volunteers led by Chairman, Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal today reached at dharna Sthal that was led by Sardar Amarjeet Singh and accompanied by Kewal Krishan Sharma, Sunil Vij, Mrs Anita Vij, Subedar Ram Lal and Sham Sunder Sharma. The indefinite chain hunger strike that is being held under the banner of SOS International – an organization for PoK Displaced Persons today entered into 13th day at its headquarter in Bakshi Nagar, Jammu.
While interacting with aggrieved displaced persons led by its chairman, SOS International, Rajiv Chuni, Chairman Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal expressed concern over the lackadaisical attitude of Babus serving at Raj Bhawan for not allowing them to meet Governor Satya Pal Malik despite repeated reminders in past over three months. He appealed to Governor to listen to genuine grievances of PoK DPs and play a role of bridge with central government to end up the miseries of aggrieved people.
Extending support to aggrieved displaced population from Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Chairman Team Jammu lambasted the state as well as central government its step motherly treatment with PoK DPs. He also took a dig at political parties which are just playing vote bank politics with 15 lakh displaced in past over 70 years. “It is quite unfortunate that politics is being played over those who have been going through ultimate trauma and faced genocide of their near and dear ones in 1947,” he pointed out and added “even the way the relief package has been disbursed in small instalments is unjust and inhuman. It is disrespect to nationalist people who lost their home and hearth within their own native state.”
Chairman, Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal warned of dire consequences if the whole package passed by State Cabinet in October 2014 for PoK Displaced Persons is not implemented immediately, besides facilities to all displaced/migrants at par with valley migrants, provision of at least 8 seats to people displaced from PoK in J&K Legislative Assembly, permission to PoK DPs to visit to their religious places in PoK, inclusion of 5,300 PoK DPs families living outside the State in the ambit of package passed in October 2014 and return of cash deposits with interest to PoK DPs lying with J&K Bank Mirpur since year 1947.
Surinder Sharma, Angrez Singh Babbi, Yogesh Kumar, Ishan Chowdhary, Rinku Singh, Sanjay Sharma, Dr Ashish Gupta, Bhanu Partap Singh Jamwal, Raju Sharma, Sunil Gupta and Ashok Kumar were among others present on the occasion.