Provide ex-gratia, plots to border area sufferers of Pak shelling: Harsh

Expressing immense shock over the loss of property and life caused by the persistent heavy mortar shelling and firing by Pakistan on the forward villages of IB and LoC, a strong contingent of Panther activists staged a massive protest demonstration spearheaded by Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP and Yashpal Kundal State President Young Panthers at Exhibition Ground Jammu.
The angry protestors raised anti-Pak slogans and slammed the Central as well as the State govt. for their despicable apathy and gross failure to provide succor to the border residents of Jammu region as promised by both the governments. Harsh Dev Singh while addressing the media condemned Pakistan for pounding the forward villages all along the IB and LoC with heavy shelling and firing which had thrown the life of the people out of gear. He said that the border residents were living in horrifying atmosphere and the BJP partnered State government had paid no heed to their plight and miseries as of now.
Harsh Dev Singh expressed his resentment against the Central and State government’s apathy for not providing any ex-gratia relief to the families and employment to next of kin of the persons killed during the terrifying shelling as promised by them.
He reiterated his demanded for an immediate allotment of 5 Marla of land for each family at safer zones, ex-gratia of Rs. 20 lakh each of the family of the person killed in Pak firing, Rs 5 lakh each to the family of the injured and employment for the next of kin of the deceased under the provisions of SRO 43 and adequate assessment based compensation for the loss of crops and cattle stock as relief and rehabilitation measures for the affected people living in the forward hamlets. He wondered that how could BJP Ministers enjoy the loaves of power and keep their ally in good humour when their own people were afflicted with pain, chagrin and outrage. He cautioned the BJP to address the issues of the border residents seriously and stop making their contemptuous mockery by betraying them on false assurances.

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