Govt to explore feasibility of welfare board for refugees: Jitendra Singh


A delegation of the West Pakistan Refugees Action Committee, led by its president, Labha Ram Gandhi, called on Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dr. Jitendra Singh, today, in order to seek his intervention for redressal of their long pending grievances.

A memorandum was handed over to Dr. Singh by the delegation. Gandhi said they have great expectations from the present government in Jammu and Kashmir.

The deputation also handed over a detailed memorandum to Dr. Singh forwarding their issues and demands.

Dr. Singh mentioned about the different groups of refugees in J&K. He said that besides the West Pakistan refugees, the state (J&K) also has refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, displaced Kashmiri Pandits, refugees of the Indo-Pak wars and even victims of terror.

Singh stated that government is committed to ensuring that West Pakistan refugees get all the necessary benefits and privileges which they have been denied over the last six decades. He even mentioned setting up a grievance cell to help the people accordingly.