Delegation of Refugees, Gorkhas, Valmikis thank LG Murmu for new domicile rules

Several delegations on Friday called on the Lieutenant Governor (LG), Girish Chandra Murmu at Raj Bhavan and expressed gratitude to government of India and J&K administration for introduction of new domicile law.

Delegations of PoJK displaced persons, Valmikis and Gorkhas met Lieutenant Governor and thanked him and the Government of India over the new domicile rules issued by the Jammu and Kashmir administration.

PoJK displaced persons, Valmikis, women marrying outside communities, non-registered Kashmiri migrants, displaced people will soon get domicile under a new set of rules issued by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday.

A delegation of PoJK Displaced Persons headed by Dr Narinder Singh Raina apprised the Lt Governor about their welfare issues including the constitution of Welfare Board for PoJK Refugees.

Another delegation of J&K Gorkha Sabha led by its President, Karuna Chhetri drew Lt Governor’s attention towards various issues of their community and also demanded preference and reservation in Government Jobs for the people of the Gorkha Community.

The members of Valmiki Samaj delegation apprised the Lt Governor about various welfare issues of their community. They demanded preferences in Government Jobs to people belonging to Valmiki Community, on which, the Lt Governor said that a Commission has been established to look into such matters.

A delegation of the West Pakistan Refugees Action Committee (WPRAC)  led by its President, Labha Ram Gandhi apprised the LG about various welfare issues of the refugees including reservation in employment, land rights and extension of date of JKCET entrance application forms.

A delegation of All India Confederation of SC/ST/OBC Organizations, led by RK Kalsotra submitted a memorandum of demands pertaining to welfare of people of the SC, ST and OBC communities.