DPs reject PM Modi’s compensation package

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Newspoint Bureau

Vijaypur, December 17


Rejecting the compensation package of Rs 2000 crores announced by the Government for Displaced Persons (DPs) of 1947, 1965 and 1971 camp and non camp in J&K, the DPs have warned the Government of dire consequences if the package amount is not enhanced as per the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) recommendations.

As per a press statement, hundreds of DPs attended a meeting chaired by former Minister Manjit Singh, SOS International, Chairman, Rajeev Chuni and Choudhary Partap where they discussed the present package announced by the Central Government for DPs.

The participants expressed anger over the way the package being implemented without the consultation of the DPs as they have once again being deprived of their rights. “An amount of Rs 5.5 Lakhs is being given to the DPs per family and they are forced to sign documents that no further compensation would be demanded as this is full and final,” said Manjit Singh, while quoting some grievances of the DPs.

JKPCC general secretary, Singh said that the Central as well as State Government has cheated the DPs who have supported them in elections with a hope that their suffering would be resolved.

“In present package, the Government has not disclosed anything about reservation in jobs for DPs in the compensation which is raised eye brows because JPC and previous State Government had made the compensation under a comprehensive plan to accommodate the DPs and redress them not only financially but also provide them change to grow with other communities,” said Manjit Singh.

The previous Government had recommended Rs 25 lakhs compensation for each family and also provided job reservation for DPs, he added.

Rajeev Chunni, a prominent DPs/refugee leader, said that they will continue their fight against the injustice. He also demanded compensation for camp and non-camp refugees who don’t have adequate land or have land deficiency.

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