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Rajnath promoting disparity among communities: PoK body

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

An organisation representing displaced Pakistan-occupied (PoK) people today accused of promoting "disparity" among communities, a day after he announced

Rs 5.5 lakh compensation to each family of West refugees living in

The compensation to West refugees is a welcome move, but displaced persons (DPs) never expected such an intensity of disparity by none other than the home minister," said.

He alleged that the displaced people were not getting the attention and resources that the Centre was showering upon the West refugees or Kashmiri Pandits.

We are inhabitants of the erstwhile parts of state, while West Pakistani refugees have never been the residents of the state. How could you say that everything that is being given to DPs would be given to WP refugees as well? Chuni asked.

The Centre had sanctioned Rs 2,000 crore relief for one time settlement of 36,454 PoK displaced families on

November 7, 2015, out of which 12,763 families had been benefited so far.

The said the Kashmiri migrant Pandits enjoy monthly relief which was enhanced by

30 per cent and other benefits, while we are being deprived of our genuine rights.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 23:20 IST