Srinagar: The Congress on Friday reached out to the people displaced from Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PaK), who were on a indefinite chain dharna here since December 27 demanding implementation of ‘2014 package’, and urged the Centre to hold talks with them.
On the contrary, the Centre announced a package of Rs 2,000 crore which too was not implemented in letter and spirit, Sharma claimed.
“Government of India (GoI) can talk to militants and those raising anti-India slogans and can release militants and stonepelters, but not to us, who are patriotic Indians to core”, Sharma said.
The Congress leader said GoI should talks to them and urges Prime Minister to talk to them to fulfill their demands.
The main demand of the PaK displaced persons is the implementation of the 2014 package.
The other demands include grant of facilities to all displaced at par with valley migrants, reservation of eight seats for PaK DPs in Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly, permission to visit their religious places in PaK, return of their cash deposits lying with J&K Bank, Mirpur, with interest and bringing 5,300 PaK DP families living outside the state within the ambit of the 2014 package.
Rajiv Chuni, chairman of SOS International, an organization representing the PaK displaced persons (DP), also presented a memorandum of their demands to Sharma.