Reiterating the demand for rehabilitation of PoK refugees especially from west Pakistan who have been residing here for the last 67 years without right to citizenship, right to property and right to settlement, Shri Ram Sena Jammu and Kashmir state president Rajiv Mahajan urged the Prime Minister Narender Modi led NDA government to settle the rehabilitation issue of these hapless persons on priority basis.
Mahajan said that the public of the country have many expectations from new government so have given the mandate to new government for redressing their problems through viable means.
Mahajan reminds the Prime Minister that refugees from West Pakistan of 1947, 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan from Deva, Batala, Chhamb sector have been living here without any identity. They have no right to citizenship, right to property and right to settlement here even after a gap of two to three generations which is the limit surpassed of the discrimination with these people. These people have been fighting for their rehabilitation but the successive governments at the Centre and State did nothing for their settlement. The previous governments could not understand the plight of these unfortunate people.
Mahajan reminds BJP leaders of their election speeches and manifesto of giving assurance that "redressal of grievances of PoK refugees is top priority for the BJP. The party will fulfill its commitments made to PoK refugees who have been denied citizenship rights in the state. The party will leave no stone unturned to meet the expectations of refugees and other social groups and communities".
Mahajan said the time has come now and the NDA government should settle the issues of PoK refugees once for all on priority basis.
Mahajan hopes that new NDA government under the Prime Ministership of Narender Modi will generate a public friendly atmosphere and settle the issues of PoK refugees at an earliest to ameliorate their sufferings.