One Time Settlement of POJK refugees demanded
Pawan Sharma, President RSS and President of ABSBS J&K and HP Unit warned to launch a decisive battle for the rehabilitation of POJK and West Pak Refugees, while addressing the media today. Over 20 lakh refugees are battling for their rights since last six decades and successive State and Central Governments have failed to address their demands. He appealed the Government to take immediate steps for One Time settlement of POJK refugees , grant of citizenship rights to West Pak refugees and also settlement of demands of Border Migrants. He claimed hundreds of refugees will sit on indefinite fast after Diwali. The refugees will no longer tolerate the discriminative and negative attitude of Government and this time they have resolved to take the battle to logical conclusion. People living in POJK and West Pak among whom some were traders including Jewan Shah, a wholesale Gold merchant and Sports material provider to Gujrat and worldwide, became beggars after their mass exodus. The children have been suffering for two time meals and are being ignored by the successive governments. The refugees are living in abject poverty and are made to lead a miserable life . He added that they will be forced to take extreme steps if teh Government fails to settle the demand once for all. He complimented BJP for taking up refugees issue in Parliament and further expressed his hope that new Union Government will take a bold decision in this regard.