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MJR-47 appeals Lt Governor to address issues of refugees
11/12/2019 10:14:29 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Nov 12: Movement for Justice for Refugees of 1947 (MJR-47) from POJK have appealed Lt. Governor G.C. Murmu to review the implementation of PMDP package for the UT.
According to letter forwarded to Lt. Governor, the MJR-47members said that the oldest problem and the very first issue faced by the erstwhile state after it's accession in Oct. 1947 with the Union of India was the exodus of minority Hindus and Sikhs populace due to the tribal raid abetted by Pak Army on 22nd October 1947 on the area of the then state now illegally occupied by Pakistan and so called POJK.
These 41000 plus families have not been rehabilitated by the successive governments till date. Our case had been sympathetically and seriously taken up by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji and a provision for an interim relief of Rs 2000 crores was kept in the PM DP package announced in Nov. 2015. Since then the exercise for the final settlement package as recommended by the then state cabinet in Oct. 2014 and also another package by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs was recommended in Dec. 2014, but no substantial progress has been made even after lapse of 5 years now, the communiqué reads.
"More than 41000 families displaced in 1947, now about 13 lakhs souls (more than 8% population of the state) are suffering for the last seven decades and still struggling and waiting for justice. Most of these families are still living in the same refugees camps then created for their temporary shelter in 1947-50. Now in their 3rd and 4th generation having lost their language, culture, heritage identity being deprived of economic, social and even constitutional rights to elect their own representatives", they apprised the Lt. Governor. They appealed Lt. Governor to kindly look into the issues in entirety and grant us an audience to put up our issues and grievances before him for justice.
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