Kashmiri migrant employees demand early completion of their residential quarters

Kashmiri migrant employees demand early completion of their residential quarters

SRINAGAR: Kashmiri migrant employees, who were given government jobs in the Valley under Prime Minister’s package for migrants, on Saturday staged a protest here demanding early completion of residential accommodation for them.
Scores of migrant employees working across the valley lead by All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) Chairman Vinod Pandit assembled in Pratap Park and chanted slogans in favour of their demands.
The protesting employees were demanding construction of new residential quarters and subsequent allotment of the quarters in stipulated time frame.
Chairman of APMCC, Vinod Pandit said that around 6,000 migrants mostly Kashmiri Pandits were appointed under PM’s package nine years back and government so far has failed in accommodating them.
“The delaying of construction of quarters at Vessu Camp by JKPCC is an example. The land for Hawl Pulwama, Mattan Anantnag and in Srinagar has not been identified so far of this so called rehabilitation,” he said.
He said where the land has been finalized has not yet been taken up for construction, even tenders have not been invited by the concerned agencies so far. “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,” Pandit said.
He demanded that construction of quarters to be done on fast track basis.
Pandit also said that the Advisor for Relief and Rehabilitation hasn’t even visited the transit accommodations in the valley once.
The protesting migrant employees threatened to hit the streets if government fails to fulfil their demands. They also requested the governor Satya Pal Malik to look into the matter personally.