Border migrants should be given relief as per SC direction: NPP

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Jan 12, 2015 21:04 IST

The Panthers Party chief Bhim Singh on Monday urged governor NN Vohra to provide relief to the border migrants as per directions of the Supreme Court.

In a press statement, Bhim Singh urged Vohra to remove the confusion created by bureaucracy on the quantum of relief.

He said the government of India was directed to provide tents to the shelter-less families and `10 crore was ordered to be invested in this regard.

Singh said keeping in view the weather conditions and temperature below zero it is essential to provide them reasonable bedding facilities, blankets etc. Singh also demanded immediate free medical treatment to all such migrants who have been forced to run away from their houses due to heavy shelling from across the border in the districts of Jammu, Samba and Kathua.

In his communication to NN Vohra, Singh said all the records pertaining to Supreme Court directions and orders are available with the civil secretariat and state law department.

He also demanded that migrant families should be provided free residential plots in the safe zones as was agreed in the common minimum programme signed by Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and himself in October 2002.

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