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Sh. Vibodh Advocates Equal Treatment to all POJK Refugees

Chairs National Meet of POJK Displaced Persons Forum at New Delhi

A national level meet of the Pakistan Occupied Jammu Kashmir (POJK) displaced persons forum was held at New Delhi. The forum was attended by a large number of leaders and scholars from across the country. During this one day convention of the forum all the participants called upon the Government to ensure justice to all those 5300 families of the Pakistan Occupied Jammu Kashmir (POJK) who have migrated to India and have settled in various parts of the country. On this occasion, BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta was the chief guest and was specially invited by the forum members to address the forum members and scholars. While addressing the gathering MLC Vibodh Gupta very strongly favoured various demands of the families of all those 5300 Pakistan Occupied Jammu Kashmir (POJK) displaced persons who are settled in various parts of the country. He said that considering the condition of these families and the sacrifices made by these families for the sake of nation it is very very important that equal treatment must be given to these refugees. He further added that all these people very rich people while they were living in POJK and once they moved to various parts of India the condition of these people is like any other refugee in the country. He informed that as per the 1962 census the families of these refugees were included in the list of refugees prepared by the Government and were also given relief. Now, these people are not given any other relief due to the reason that these people are not settled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir and have moved and settled in various other parts of the country. He termed this situation very unfortunate and said that besides giving the state subject to these people they also deserve all the compensation as per norms which are being given to the other refugees in Jammu & Kashmir. On this occasion, Vibodh very strongly called-upon the Government to include all 5300 families of displaced persons living outside J&K in the compensation package being given to the displaced persons from POJK settled in J&K.
The forum was also addressed by Hon,ble Retd. Justice V B Gupta who laid stress on granting permanent residence certificate to all the members of families of POJK refugees settled outside J&K. This is said will end the long injustice being done to these persons who have massive properties in POJK. The concluding session of this one-day convention of the forum was addressed by Hon’ble Retd. Justice Anil Dev Singh who called-upon the Government to immediately implement the 183rd parliamentary committee report. Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included Mahinder Mehta, Sudesh Rattan, Ashutosh and Vinay Kant.