Saturday, March 10, 2012

ASKPC highlights problems of displaced Pandits

All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference (ASKPC) in its meeting here today held under the chairmanship of R K Raina its senior vice president took the State Government to task for its failure in solving the problems of the displaced Kashmiri Pandits.

Addressing the meeting general secretary ASKPC, H L Chatta, demanded three percent reservation for displaced Pandits in Central Government jobs. He made an appeal to Prime Minister in this regard.

He also demanded reservation for KP children in professional institutions including medical and engineering.

Ravinder Raina vice president ASKPC demanded that KPs be declared as minority community and provided all facilities to which other minorities in the country are entitled to while Bharat Bushan Gosain demanded special package for migrant traders, enhancement of cash relief to ` 15,000 per month and grant of one time compensation in favour of over aged educated youth to the tune of ` 25 lakh.

Mrs Veena Gurtu demanded special package for women of the community.

D N Kissu another senior member ASKPC demanded allotment of quarters to non camp migrants who are unable to pay the house rent now due to sky rocketing prices. He also demanded that those living on rent be provided rent. Subash Chatta and B L Handu demanded protection to KP Shrines and temples in Valley.

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