|Early Times Report|
Rajouri, Feb 21: SOS International today submitted a memorandum of demands to Prime Minister through Deputy Commissioner Rajouri.
According to press release, under second phase of their ongoing agitation against insensitive attitude of government towards their grievances and demands, PoK Displaced persons held a demonstration at Rajouri on Thursday.
A large number of PoK DPs from Rajouri took part in the protest demonstration, which was organized near Dak Bunglow Rajouri, the protesting DPs marched towards Deputy Commissioner's office where a memorandum of demands was submitted to the Prime Minister.
In the memorandum, the S. O. S. International highlighted the demands, which include implementation of the whole package passed by State Cabinet in October 2014 for PoK Displaced Persons, facilities to all Displaced Persons at par with valley migrants, reservation of eight Assembly seats for the people displaced from PoK, permission for PoK DPs to visit their religious places in Pak occupied Jammu Kashmir, inclusion of 5,300 PoK DP families living outside the State in the ambit of package passed in October 2014 and return of cash deposits with interest to PoK DPs lying with J&K Bank Mirpur.
Terming BJP slogan of `Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' as farce, Subash Sharma said that PoK DPs from Poonch, Rajouri and other areas were again befooled by the BJP which took them to Modi's rally in Vijaypur with a promise of some big announcement there but the PM completely ignored the community in his speech and kept appeasing only Kashmiri migrants, who were already enjoying numerous facilities like monthly cash relief, free ration, free K oil, free accommodation, free water supply, free electricity, free school to professional & technical education, income tax exemption, govt jobs and many more.