Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday inaugurated a special governance camp for West Pakistani refugee families at Chakroi in the border area of RS Pura.
Addressing a large gathering on the occasion, the Lt Governor said that the objective of the camp was to redress grievances with focus on deserving candidates from displaced families, verify pending cases and inform about various welfare and self-employment schemes and placement drives. To create awareness.
“Articles 370 and 35A had denied political rights and other benefits to West Pakistani refugee families and halted their progress and scope for upward mobility. Prime Minister Narendra Modi granted them the rights enjoyed by other citizens of the country and they are no longer treated as refugees,” he said.
The Lt Governor shared the resolve of the UT administration to extend the benefits of government schemes to their families.
“The government is working with dedication and commitment to make the dreams of the community a reality. It is a new dawn, which gives immense possibilities to the people and a new hope to the youth. We will ensure that they become the architects of a strong and prosperous tomorrow of Jammu and Kashmir.
He also reiterated the government’s commitment to work for the larger interest of the displaced families.
“The governance camp will act as an institutional structure to effectively resolve all pending cases within a time frame and reduce the problems of farmers. Our emphasis will be on measures for economic and social development, social justice and equality,” said the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor said that on the instructions of the Central Government, the ownership rights of the land to the West Pakistani refugees would be ensured by the UT Administration.
The Lt Governor assured the youth of West Pakistani refugee families of all possible help and support from the government in their entrepreneurial and business ventures. He also said that all opportunities for skill development and sports would be provided to the youth.