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JAMMU: Jammu Kashmir Sharnarthi Action Committee (JKSAC) has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to review reorganisation Act of 2019 besides granting eight assembly seats to Displaced Persons of 1947 from PoK’s share, thereby raising the number of seats from 90 to 98, before the delimitation process is initiated in J&K, to provide justice to DPs, who were continuously demanding their share of seats since migration.
While addressing a meeting here, Gurdev Singh, President JKSAC appealed to the Central Government to review reorganisation Act with national and constitutional outlook to accommodate DPs of PoK in legislature structure/ system of UT of J&K so that they can also represent their aspirations.
It was a long awaited and needed step to undo the discrimination meted to Jammu province, he added. “DPs of 1947 have been ignored as assurances given to them remained only slogans.
JKSAC was consistently demanding de-freezing of share of seats out of 24 to represent their aspirations for over all development and have made relentless efforts through various democratic means in this regards,” he asserted.
Singh appealed to both the Members of Parliament from Jammu region to raise the issue on priority and stress upon the Central Government to review the Reorganisation Act of 2019 to grant representation to DPs in UT’s legislature structure, as they have been given massive mandate, particularly by DPs and now it is their turn to reciprocate the same.
He also demanded projecting other issues concerning their settlement with LG Girish Chandra Murmu for redesigning proposal as per JPC report on Home Affairs.