Migrant Employees Demand Completion Of Accommodation

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SRINAGAR —Kashmiri migrant employees, who were given government jobs in the Valley under Prime Minister’s package for migrants, Saturday staged a protest here demanding early completion of residential accommodation for them. 

The employees, most of them Kashmiri pandits, assembled at Pratap Park here to stage the protest in support of their demands. 

The main demand of the employees was independent accommodation for all 6,000 PM package employees in a stipulated time frame. 

Chairman of All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC), Vinod Pandit,  said nine years have passed since they were employed but the government has failed in providing them accommodation. 

“The delay in construction of quarters at Vessu Camp by JKPCC is a perfect example of government apathy towards our demands,” he said.

“The employees putting up in rented accommodation are worst sufferers of this package as they have been paying huge rent and breaks the backbone of their family expenses,” he said.

He said the  Advisor of Relief and Rehabilitation hasn’t even visited the Transit accommodations in valley once.

The protesting migrants employees threatened to hit the streets again  if their demands are not fulfilled. 

Hurriyat (G) Chairman also demanded an “effective check on the gross violation of human rights” in the nook and corner of Jammu and Kashmir, by sending a selected team of United Nations Human Rights Commission, International Committee for Red-Cross, Amnesty International and Asia Watch.

 

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