A delegation of BJP Kashmir Displaced District (BKDD) called on Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at his official residence at Jammu under the leadership of T.N.Bhat, BKDD President. The delegation apprised him of number of problems being faced by the families of this community in camps, particularly related to basic amenities. They also submitted a memorandum for the kind consideration of the Chief Minister.
Through the said memorandum, the delegations put forth the demand for Municipal Status for Jagti Township and Panchayat for TRT Nagrota (Buta Nagar, Muthi, Purkhoo) as a large number of population of the community lives in these areas.
The delegation, while interacting with the CM also highlighted the issues like :-
1) Removal of encroachment of property of minority community in the valley
2) Dignified return and rehabilitation of the displaced community
3) Employment package & special recruitment drive in camps for the educated unemployed youth.
The Chief Minister gave a patient hearing and assured the delegation to address grievances. The delegation comprised of Dr. A.K. Kaul, Smt. Veena Gurtoo, Bansi Bhat, Vijay Raina, Sunil Bhat and P.L. Swadeshi.
Later the delegation also called on Amitabh Mattoo, Political Advisor to CM & discussed the problems faced by the displaced community.
(Copy of Memorandum enclosed for reference)
Memorandum for kind consideration of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir
Respected Sh. Mufti Mohd.Sayed ji,
As you are well aware that thousands of Kashmiri families from different areas of Kashmir had to migrate for their safety and security leaving behind properties in early 90s. These families have been putting up in Migrant Camps in Jagti, Nagrota, Muthi, Buta Nagar and Purkhoo. They are facing lot of problems and difficulties as Displaced KP Community from Kashmir.
Sir, recently your announcement regarding empowerment of Panchayats and Local Bodies for mitigating the sufferings of people has generated lot of debate and the displaced population also feels need of empowerment for redressing their day to day problems.
The major separate habitations of displaced people at Jagti Migrant Colony is more than 20,000 and needs recognition as a Separate Municipality for getting liberal attention and separate grants from the government. The other camp habitations such as Purkhoo, Muthi and Roop Nagar also need recognition as Panchayats, so that their day today needs of development are addressed alongwith the general population of Jammu and Kashmir.
It is hoped that your goodself will look into the genuine demand and direct the concerned authorities to do the needful.