“Jagti Township becomes a torture cell for KP’s in absence of water and electric supply”: Darakhshan
‘Rest of the jobs under PM’s package be immediately provided to the youth of the community’ demanded SDP President
“By shifting the displaced Kashmiri migrants from different localities to the poorly constructed Migrant township of Jagti, the state government has abandoned these distressed people amid absence of basic facilities at this township which has become a new hell for them,” said Socialistic Democratic Party President Dr Darakhshan Andrabi while addressing a Press Conference at SDP Central Office in Jammu. Dr Darakhshan was accompanied by Kashmiri Pandit representative from Jagti DK Hazare and SDP General Secretary Ajay Kumar.
In her briefing Dr Darakhshan said that from the day first of the occupation of the quarters by displaced community under the Prime Minister’s Special Package, the process of repairs begun as the material used in the construction of this township was too poor to stand for many years. Dr Andrabi said that in the name of rehabilitation of these migrant Kashmiris state government agencies have indulged in huge money making and despite the loud hue and cry from the occupants no action was taken by the government. “The life of these migrant inmates is nothing better than the hell. Jagti quarters have become a torture cell for the inmates. For days together the township remains in dark in absence of the electric supply and since the increase in mercury, the electricity in the township is a rarity,” said Dr Darakhshan Andrabi. She said that water supply in the area is conditional to the whims of the water supply department employees and people are suffering. She demanded that the relief given to the displaced community should be increased as the meager amount given to them is quite insufficient to sustain them in the present situation. She also asked the state government to provide electricity free of cost to the displaced community. Dr Darakhshan said, “Peaceful demonstrations from this peace loving educated community have not been taken into account by the government as the government is habitual of noticing the violent demonstrations only.” She said that for long the government cannot ignore the problems of these distressed people. “Should New Delhi give another package to state for providing water supply and electricity to these Jagti residents,” asked Darakhshan. Dr Andrabi demanded that the remaining posts in government jobs under Prime Minister’s Package be provided to the community soon without any delay. She said that unemployed educated youth of the community are yearning to go the Kashmir to serve in their motherland. She said that if PM’s package was implemented without bunglings and political misuse, things would really be soothing for this royal community that suffered a lot during the last more than two decades now. SDP leaders Gursagar Singh, Sham Bhagat, Sanjay Manhas, Ajay Raina, Vishal Choudhry, Raj Rattan and Subhash Baba were also present.