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R S PURA: Displaced person of 1947 from POJK organised a memorial function in the community hall Kotli Shah Dholla R.S. Pura to pay homage to martyrs of the tribal raid of 1947. The function was held in sequence with similar meetings already held at several places in R.S. Pura and all over Jammu province subdivisions where a large number of DP families have been living since 1950, after being moved from DP camp, Nagrota, Yolcamp , Kangra.Speakers pointed out the pain of the genocides meted out to them in a tribal raid in 1947 fully aided and abetted by the Pakistan Army. In the said raid thousands of innocents were killed in cold blood, many burnt alive. This was the worst type of genocide of more than 45000 civil population of Hindus and Sikh minorities then living in now POJK.Speakers gave details of incidents faced by their elders to save them as a result of which they are alive today. Many speakers were of the view that the younger generation should be made aware of sacrifices, as a result of which J&K state is safe on which Pakistan had evil eyes and we all are living in peace today . It’s also an opportunity to take pledge to fight with full strength for our rights which have been denied by several Govts. despite recommendations made by the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Home Affairs GOI.Is it not injustice that DPs are still living in camps which they were allotted for temporary refuge.“When our woes will end is not known. We have been denied our rights of proper education, social, political upliftment. This will be possible only if we stand as a united force and show the government of the day our strength to ensure the end of our woes” they said.Those who spoke were J.S. Sudan (Convener MJR-47 ), Chiranjit Singh Khalsa (Former MLC BJP), O.P. Khajuria ( Distt President, MJR-47) ,Capt. k .L.Sudan, Pt Amar Nath Sharma, Dr. Padamdev Raina, Madan Lal, Bodh Raj, Raj Kumar and about two hundred DPs participated.
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