The indefinite ‘Chain Dharna’, kick-started by S. O. S. International – An Organization for PoK Displaced Persons, today entered the second day.
Led by Prof. N. N. Sharma, 5 other DPs sat on dharna to press for their demands. Sharma along with Rajiv Amla, Dharamvir Dutta, Rajesh Suri, Kesar Singh, Satinder Dev Gupta, protested against the cruel and discriminatory approach of Government during dealing with the issues of PoK DPs who lost their everything during the tribal invasion in their erstwhile ancestral places.
“The Chain Dharna was launched over main key issues related to PoK DPs which include implementation of PoK DPs package passed by NC-Congress Cabinet in 2014 in toto, implementation of uniform policy for all the migrants/displaced communities including PoK DPs, establishment of corridors for PoK DPs to visit their religious places & shrines located in PoK, restoration of 1/3rd i.e. 8 seats lying vacant for PoK areas in Legislative Assembly, inclusion of 5300 DPs families living outside the J&K State in the ambit of package for PoK DPs and return of cash deposits of PoK DPs lying in the J&K Bank, Mirpur Branch”, stated by Prof. N. N. Sharma.
Sharma said, “In the world history, none of the communities has witnessed such horrible and terrible Human Rights violations for so long.
It has been more than 7 decades.” “Instead of rehabilitating and resolving the issues, PoK DPs are being duped.
PoK DPs do not have their respective Parliamentary and Assembly representations, resulting in injustice to the community. Political parties pay no heed to our demands, as they have never raised our issues, but on the contrary, they exploited innocent DPs for their vested interests”, he added.
Prof. Sharma further said that the demands and package of PoK DPs were hampered intentionally and deliberately only to appease a specific community that has been enjoying all sorts of benefits.
that was passed by State Cabinet in the year 2014, in which Rs 25 lakh per
family, reservation to wards of PoK DPs in professional and technical colleges
across the country, employment package for unemployed youths and others
incorporated, has not been implemented in toto.”
“Some components of the package don’t even need any funding, and can be implemented by simply issuing orders to concerned departments. It is evident that the Government doesn’t want to provide justice to us” he alleged.
He further stated that the preamble of the constitution of India and State promise equality to all the citizens of the country but it is missing while dealing with the cause of PoK DPs. For valley migrants, Government has opened its pandora box but it has shown the slavish facet while dealing with PoK DPs.
Now we are forced to sit on fast unto death as we don’t have any other option,” he said. Prof. Sharma further stated, “Government is not doing favour for us, as it is our constitutional right, and their civic and moral obligation to rehabilitate own people.
There are people in Government bodies, who don’t want us to get justice, moreover, they are putting every possible effort to hamper our packages and demands”, he added. He further appealed to PoK DPs living in State and other parts of country to extend their support to the organization so that ultimate goal can be achieved.