Pandits seek reservation in KAS, IAS

All Migrant Camps Coordination Committee, led by its President Desh Rattan Pandita, called on Governor N.

All Migrant Camps Coordination Committee, led by its President Desh Rattan Pandita, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Rajbhavan here today.

The Committee apprised the Governor about various issues confronting the Kashmiri Pandit community and requested removal of all encroachments on the lands belonging to the Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley; release of ex-gratia for houses gutted, burned and damaged in early 1990s in the Valley; enhancement in the relief amount from Rs.10,000 to Rs.15,000 per family, special healing touch policy for Kashmiri Pandits who got overage, by sanctioning Rs. 50 lakh to start their own businesses; reservation quota in KAS and IAS; political reservations for all minorities; a government job for every family; waiving off loans up to 3 lakh for KPs and other minorities; early resolution of their cases pending in Civil Secretariat and Relief Organization; a mini Secretariat for Kashmiri Pandits instead of Relief Organization and creation of a fully functional Engineering Wing in Relief Organization, Jammu.

The Governor observed that he shall discuss the delegation's demands with the State Government.

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