BJP for reservation of seats for PoK refugees in JK Assembly

BJP alleged that the ruling NC-Congress has failed to explain why the refugees from Pakistan, and families belonging to backward classes, have been denied citizenship rights even after 63 years of their stay in the state.

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2011, 17:33 PM IST

Jammu: The BJP on Friday said it will raise the
issue of reservation of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly seats for
refugees of Pakistan occupied Kashmir in the state Assembly
session, beginning February 28.

"BJP will raise the issue of PoK reservation in
Assembly", leader of the BJP legislative party in JK Assembly
Chaman Lal Gupta told reporters in Jammu.

He alleged that the ruling NC-Congress has failed to
explain why the refugees from Pakistan, mostly lower castes
and families belonging to backward classes, have been denied
citizenship rights even after 63 years of their stay in the
state.

PTI