Apni Party leaders visit Jagti, extends support to protesting Migrant KPs
JAMMU, Oct 10: Apni Party leaders today visited Jagti to extend their support to the protesting Migrant Kashmiri Pandits.
In a statement to the press, Apni Party General Secretary, Vijay Bakaya, Provincial President Manjit Singh, Ex-MLA from Chenani Faqir Nath among others visited the Jagti and met with the protest Migrant Kashmir Pandits.
The KPs have been demanding one employee in every household and enhancement of relief from Rs 13000 to Rs 30000 pm for a family of four members.
Speaking on the occasion, Ex-MLC Vijay Bakaya said that there were many families which were still dependent on cash relief for their livelihood and that it has been increased from Rs 1000 in 1990 to Rs 13000 in 2020.
“Increase of just Rs 12000 in a period of 30 years for displacement was a joke,” Bakaya said. He said the Apni Party stands in solidarity with the demands.
As regards employment, Bakaya demanded that the PM’s package be implemented in full and on a fast track basis. He also demanded that a road map for return of the displaced KP community to their homes be prepared by GOI in consultation with the community representatives.
Apni Party Provincial President and Former Minister Manjit Singh, speaking on the occasion, said “He himself was a displaced person from Chhamb and he could understand the pain of migration and was in full sympathy with the demand for enhancement of relief.”
He said that the Apni Party would stand by the migrant community at all times to redress their grievance and raise their issues forcefully at all forums. Manjit Singh also appealed to the Govt to look into the demands of the Migrant Kashmir Pandits who had to abandon their homes in Kashmir Valley during 90s and shift to Jammu and other places in the country.
The Ex-MLA Faqir Nath said that “Govt should give employment to the left out families of KPs and assured that their demands will be projected before the Govt.” On this occasion, Sanjay Dhar, Vishal Zutshi, Raqeeq Ahmed Khan and others also visited Jagti with senior leaders of the Party