|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Mar 27: KPC expressed gratitude to Prime Minster of India Narendra Modi, for providing major economic relief package to protect weaker sections of society due to corona-virus pandemic lock-down and lauded efforts of all para-medical, para- military forces and staff of essential services of country, who are working day and night to fight the present pandemic crises.
Kundan Kashmiri, President KPC while expressing gratitude and appreciation for several relief measures announced by the central Govt. yesterday ,but has expressed serious concerns about the financial situation emerging among displaced Kashmiri Pandits ( Kashmiri migrants ) due this COVID-19 pandemic lock down, as they have no any source of income other than the meager relief and ration being provided by the Govt.on monthly basis and they are not in a position to purchase their day today eatables, medicines and other important life saving items due to financial crunch and constraints.
Kundan Kashmiri appealed the Prime Minister, Home Minister of India and Lt. Governor JK to announce and extend ex-gratia of rupees five thousand per month to all Kashmiri migrant family for three months including pensioners.
Also relief and ration in advance to Kashmiri migrant relief holders to be granted and released at the earliest. He also requested Relief Commissioner, Jammu, Divisional commissioner (Revenue) New Delhi and other concerned authorities to take up this issue on priority bases with higher ups and also to take measures of releasing their relief and ration in advance for three months, to take full care of sanitation, medicines in migrant camps, providing transport to needy patients from home to hospitals, in time release of salaries to migrant employees, so no-body will remain hungry as has assured by prime Minister of India during his recent address to nation.
He made also an appeal to general public for extending full cooperation to the government authorities for controlling the situation and reiterated the need of maintaining social distancing for containing the spread of corona-virus. We must remain united in the hour of need to fight the deadly virus and also urged people in particular to his own community to take special care of vulnerable age groups like, elderly, children and people with existing illnesses.