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BJP leader meets J&K LG, submits plan on Kashmiri Pandits' return to valley

PTI | Jammu | Updated: 17-03-2020 19:40 IST | Created: 17-03-2020 19:40 IST
BJP leader meets J&K LG, submits plan on Kashmiri Pandits' return to valley

A senior BJP leader on Tuesday met Lt Governor G C Murmu here and put forth various demands and concerns of the Kashmiri Pandit community, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said. Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo submitted a memorandum of demands to the LG which included a practical and realistic action plan for the return of migrants to the valley and their resettlement while keeping in view their geo-political and fundamental aspirations, the spokesperson said.

The Kashmiri Pandit leader highlighted the demand for holding of delimitation process to give political reservation to Hindu-Sikh communities on five Assembly seats in the valley. Chrungoo also demanded that a bill envisaging preservation, protection, promotion and management of Hindu temples and shrines in Kashmir be adopted by the UT administration in the immediate future, besides filling up of all remaining posts under Prime Minister's employment package, a one time compensation to the over aged candidates and many others, the spokesman said.

Murmu gave a patient hearing to the BJP leader and assured him that all genuine issues will be addressed. Meanwhile, a delegation of inhabitants of Billawar area of Kathua district too called on the LG to apprise him of the various developmental issues in their area.

They also submitted a memorandum of demands which included opening of Kendriya Vidyalaya  at Tharakalwal or Uchapind, construction of road from Thamnal Gujjar Basti to Doulha Mata, construction of a bridge over Bheeni nullah among others, the spokesperson said. He said the delegation also demanded bifurcation of ration cards and allotment of Ayushman health cards to deserving people, opening of ration depot and Primary Health Centre at panchayat Dehota, besides exploration of tourism potential areas, creation of Hydraulic Division and Fire Station at Billawar.


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