STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: PoK Displaced Persons on Tuesday pledged to continue their struggle till a logical conclusion is achieved and double the efforts during second stage of agitation, which would beginning from next week. The 27-day long chain Dharna by PoK Displaced Persons, under the banner of SOS International, led by its Chairman Rajiv Chuni, concluded here. Today’s Dharna was led by Parmodh Ghai accompanied by V.K Datta, Ved Raj Bali, Pardeep Sabharwal, Karan Sharma and Amar Nath. During the 27-day long first phase of agitation, the displaced persons from different blocks, tehsils and districts took part in the chain-dharna, thus giving a clear message to the Government that PoK DPs were one under the banner of SOS International. The PoK DPs were protesting in support of their long pending demands including implementation of whole package passed by the State Cabinet in October 2014, facilities to all Displaced Persons at par with Valley migrants, reservation of 8 Assembly seats, permission for PoK DPs to visit their religious places in Pak occupied Jammu Kashmir, inclusion of 5300 PoK DP families living outside the State in ambit of package passed in October 2014 and return of cash deposits with interest to PoK DPs lying with J&K Bank Mirpur. While addressing media on the concluding day of chain dharna, Parmodh Ghai drew attention towards the grievances of PoK Displaced Persons and said that the insensitive attitude of the Government towards their demands has not discouraged the community but re-affirmed them to double the intensity of struggle. “We will leave no stone unturned to get our demands conceded and further delay by the Government in responding to our voice will only create more problems,” he warned and appealed people to teach the ruling party a lesson in the forthcoming elections. Ghai urged PoK DPs to join hands with the SOS International for further intensifying their struggle, which would enter the second phase from next week.
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