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Jammu: Former Minister & Provincial President, J&K Apni Party, S. Manjit Singh; DDC Member from Vijaypur, Shilpa Dubey and various delegations called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, at the Raj Bhavan.

The former Minister briefed the Lt Governor about the difficulties and problems faced by the displaced persons of 1965 and 1971 war. He demanded constituting a Displaced Persons Development Board to effectively mitigate the problems of DPs and submitted a memorandum in this regard.

The Lt Governor assured the former minister that all the concerning issues apprised by him would be taken up with the concerned authorities for the welfare and development of displaced persons.

A delegation led by Ashiq Hussain Khan, Secretary, Shia Federation Jammu while calling on the Lt Governor presented before him the concerning issues and demands of Shia community of the UT. He put forth the demand of a community hall in Jammu, special hostel for the students of the community, augmentation of road, power, and water supply facilities at village Gursai of Poonch, besides other issues.

While listening to the issues presented before him, the Lt Governor observed that the UT government is resolute in ensuring equitable development of all sections of the society.

Shilpa Dubey, DDC Member from Vijaypur, submitted a memorandum of demands and issues of the people of Vijaypur-B. She also raised the demands for special drives for recruitment of Border area youth in armed forces, besides other developmental issues of Vijaypur.

Meanwhile, Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, senior political and KP leader also met the Lt Governor and apprised him about the concerns of employees from the minority communities and those recruited under the PM’s package, including their safe accommodation in the valley and promotion issues.

While assuring the redressal of all genuine issues through the concerned line departments, the Lt Governor impressed upon the public representatives to continue their endeavours for the welfare of people of J&K.

Meanwhile, A thirty-member delegation of Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust (GDCT) called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, at the Raj Bhavan here today.

The members of the delegation led by Chairman GDCT, Adv Shah Mohammed Choudhary expressed their gratitude towards the Lt Governor for complete implementation of long due Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006.The delegation credited the LG administration for ushering a new era of prosperity for the nomadic community that remained deprived of its due rights in the last several decades.

During the interaction, the members also raised several issues including tribal hostels in all districts, promotion of traditional games, strengthening of Mobile schools, among others.

The Lt Governor while interacting with the members of the delegation said that under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the socio-economic welfare of the tribal people of J&K is among the priority areas of the UT government. He asserted that the administration has taken several decisions in the last few months which will end the decades of discrimination.

Speaking on the employment opportunities for Youth, the Lt Governor urged the members of the delegation to connect the youngsters from the community with various schemes of Mission Youth launched by the UT administration so that the benefits are percolated to all genuine beneficiaries.

The Lt Governor assured the delegation that the UT Government is steadfastly working on all fronts for the development and welfare of nomadic communities of J&K. He further said that all their suggestions and points will be given due consideration by the concerned authorities.

Meanwhile, a delegation of Kashmir Lawyers Association called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha and apprised him about their issues at the Raj Bhavan.

During the interaction, the delegation led by Waseem Gul highlighted a host of issues related to the welfare of the fraternity. The deputation called for an institutionalised social security scheme including life and health insurance for young lawyers, besides drawing attention towards the reconstitution of consumer courts in the UT, among other demands for lawyers’ welfare.

The Lt Governor gave a patient hearing to the members of the delegation and assured that all of their genuine demands and issues will be redressed in a time-bound manner.

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