All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC)—a registered frontline body of elected members of grassroots level democracy—has urged Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha that the government should frame a policy to award compensation in case of death of any elected representative of the migrant community in the Union Territory.
In this context, a delegation of elected representatives of the KP community under the banner of AJKPC submitted a memorandum to the Lieutenant Governor through Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner, Jammu Ashok Pandita against the backdrop of the natural death of a Sarpanch from migrant community Chand Ji Koul in village Tailwani of block Achabal in Anantnag district.
“The elected representatives of the migrant community have braved bullets and threats of terror groups to strengthen grassroots level democracy. However, they never bothered about their lives for the more significant interest of the country.
Unfortunately, they have been facing humiliation in the hands of government as they are being given a monthly honorarium of Rs 3,000,” said Anil Sharma, UT President of AJKPC, who led the delegation.
Sharma said that the government had framed a policy to extend compensation favouring elected PRI members if they lost their lives in a terror-related incident.
“There has been no policy for the elected representatives of the migrant community in case they died under normal circumstances. The government must fix criteria to award compensation in such cases,” he said.
The AJKPC leader said that the UT government should seriously look into all the issues confronting the families of those people who took part in the democratic process when all major political parties boycotted these elections, and they came forward for the restoration of the democratic setup in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Currently, these elected representative from any party or community and their families are under stress and depression due to the non-cooperation from administration,” he regretted.
“We demand that the government should formulate an insurance policy or relief criteria and give at least one job to the next of kin of elected representatives from the migrant community in case of their natural death or illness during the five years of their election,” Sharma said.
He emotionally appealed to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha that he should immediately take up this matter with the Union Home Ministry to have some policy on the subject matter.
The delegation comprising Sarpanches from the Kashmir division included Sh, Chaman Lal Dhar, Rakesh Kumar Koul. Nana Ji Wattal, Manoj Ji Pandita and Sanjay Ji and other prominent leaders of the Kashmiri Pandit community, including Sh. M.K Yopgi, Sh Sanjay Ji, Sh. Ravinder Pandita, Sh. Ashok Ji Dhar and Sh. Vimal Hangloo.
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In Jammu and Kashmir, especially in the Jammu division, once again, the process of death of corona infected patients has started. So far this month, 85 patients have died. Of these, 54 are residents of the Jammu division. Many of the patients who died were those who had taken both doses. However, many of them were already suffering from some disease.
According to the National Health Mission data, eight more corona infected patients died on Monday. Four were residents of the Jammu division and four from the Kashmir division. In the Jammu division, two died in the Jammu district. A 65-year-old man from Akhnoor, a Gudha Brahmin, was also among those killed. The maximum number of deaths this month, thirty patients, occurred in the Jammu district. All of them were residents of different areas of the Jammu district. Twelve patients had taken both doses of the corona vaccine. Apart from this, four were residents of Udhampur district, while four were residents of Rajouri, two Doda, five Kathua, one Kishtwar, four Poonch, two Ramban and two Reasi. Samba is the only district where not a single patient died.
In Kashmir, seven corona infected patients died in the Srinagar district while four in Baramulla, eight in Budgam, three in Pulwama, four in Kupwara, four in Anantnag, one in Bandipora, one in Kulgam. On the other hand, not a single patient died in Shopian and Ganderbal districts. In the second wave of corona infection, the maximum number of patients died in the Jammu district.
Although the number of patients who died is less, the maximum number of patients are dying in the Jammu district. About 33 per cent of the total deaths occurred in the Jammu district. Principal of GMC Jammu, Dr Shashi Sudan, says that many of the patients who died after taking both doses were already suffering from other diseases. She asked all to follow Corona appropriate behaviour. She said that only by following all the protocols one could avoid the third wave.
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