EARLY TIMES REPORT
Anantnag, Jan 23: The Relief and Rehabilitation department has sought action against thirty-two (32) Kashmiri Pandit employees for illegally
occupying under construction quarters in South Kashmir's Vessu-Qazigund area.
According to documents, available with Early Times, Tehsildar Relief and Rehabilitation (M) Srinagar has written to Station House Officer
Qazigund and asked him to register a case under relevant laws against a group of employees, who he claims have illegally occupied under construction residential quarters at Transit Camp Vessu Qazigund.
"As reported by the Nodal Officer (South) and the camp staff Vessu, during the intervening night of 16th and 17th January 2021, several
people have illegally entered upon, locked and occupied the under construction quarters at Migrant colony Vessu. The illegal occupants are PM's Package employees and are already in possession of prefab quarters inside the colony. Their illegal act is in contravention of the rules entitled under government order No. 29-DMRRR of 2018 dated 09-05-2018 and amounts to trespassing," reads a official communication.
The Relief and Rehabilitation Department has requested Qazigund Police to investigate
he matter and register FIR against the employees.
Officials harassing us, allege occupants; families protest, seek LG's intervention
In this regard, the department has also provided a complete list of Kashmiri Pandit employees to Police.
In his communication, Tehsildar Relief and Rehabilitation (M) Srinagar has disclosed that he has acted on the verbal instruction of Relief Commissioner Jammu.
However, the families on Saturday held a protest against the department and sought intervention of Lieutenant Governor.
"We shifted to other quarters because the prefab quarters in which we were living are in dilapidated condition. The roofs are leaking and during
these freezing weather conditions we weren't feeling safe in these
huts," they said.
They alleged that some officers were deliberately harassing them.
"They (Officers) want us to resign and return back to Jammu," they alleged. "On one side the GoI claims to be working for Rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits but on ground the government has miserably failed to provide suitable accommodation to handful employees," said Umesh Talashi, who visited Migrant Colony to express sympathy with agitating employees. He demanded that cases registered against the employees be withdrawn and be provided better accommodation facilities without any further.