|Early Times Report
JAMMU, Feb 12: The Kashmiri Displaced People (KDP) Wing of the Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) has brought forward a set of genuine demands on behalf of the displaced populace. Led by Sanjay Dhar, President, Piaray Lal Pandita, Chairman, Raj Kumar Ticku, General Secretary, Roop Krishen Koul, Vice President, Gawhar Wani, Spokesperson, Daizy Dhar, Mahila Wing President, Renu Razdan, Vice President Mahila Wing, Naveen Gosani, Youth President, and other leaders, the joint statement emphasizes the critical needs of the displaced community and urges immediate attention from concerned authorities.
The Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner Migrants is urged to instruct all relevant departments to make necessary arrangements ahead of Shiv Ratri. This includes ensuring regular electricity and water supply, monitoring market prices, quality control of essential commodities, timely supply of walnuts by the Horticulture Department, and maintaining sanitation in camps and non-camp areas.
Valley-based employees under the Prime Minister's Package should be granted a five-day special festival leave along with advance salary payments. Migrants should receive the March ration in February, along with a special quota of five kilograms of sugar before Shiv Ratri. A monitoring team comprising representatives from all relevant departments should be formed to regulate the prices of essential commodities before Shiv Ratri. Increased police presence, particularly in Jagti Camp, is requested from February to March to ensure safety during Shiv Ratri festivities. Urgent repairs and renovation of deteriorated flats should be prioritized, following spot inspections by concerned authorities. Electrician casual laborers from Relief Organizations should be deployed alongside Power Department lineman to promptly address mechanical issues on a daily basis. Swift installation of street lights and sanctioned CCTV cameras, particularly in Jagti Camp and other camps, is essential for enhanced security measures. Deployment of Smart City E-buses, including a dedicated Lady Special Bus, from Indera Chowk to Jagti, in addition to existing services, is requested.
The leaders urge the Hon'ble Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner Migrants to convene a meeting with all relevant departments at Jagti and other camps to address these pressing issues and ensure prompt solutions for the betterment of the displaced community.