Modi govt proposed Rs 2000 cr package for people displaced from PoK


NEW DELHI: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitching for the privileges of those living in Pakistan-involved Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan locales of Pakistan, the legislature has proposed a Rs 2,000-crore bundle for individuals dislodged from PoK living in India. The home service is relied upon to put the points of interest of the bundle before the Cabinet for endorsement soon, senior service authorities said.

 It is learnt that J&K government has recognized 36,348 such families which will get around Rs 5.5 lakh each. Evacuees from Pakistan, for the most part from PoK, were settled in various parts of Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri regions over a timeframe. They don't have the status of lasting inhabitants. A portion of the families were uprooted amid segment in 1947, and others amid the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan.

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The uprooted individuals can cast their votes in Lok Sabha surveys however not in the decisions to the Jammu and Kashmir gathering. Jammu and Kashmir Sharanarthi Action Committee (JKSAC), an association speaking to the uprooted individuals of PoK, has kept up that the bundle ought not be seen as conclusive settlement as Rs 9,200 crore was required to settle every one of them.

The NDA government had in January 2015 affirmed certain concessions for displaced people from Pakistan settled in J&K in the wake of considering their issues. These incorporates unique enlistment drives for affectation into paramilitary strengths, level with job open doors in the state and confirmation for offspring of exiles in Kendriya Vidyalayas.

Modi had interestingly discussed the predicament of individuals of PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan at an all-gathering meeting assembled to examine the J&K circumstance on August 12. After three days, while tending to the country on Independence Day, he again alluded to the three areas under the control of Pakistan. The legislature has kept up that PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan are a piece of J&K. There have been reports that the legislature is wanting to welcome the diaspora from PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan for the following Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas to be held in Bengaluru.

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