J&K govt ignoring rights of west Pak refugees: BJP

J&K unit of the BJP alleged that state government was not providing citizenship rights to over 1.5 lakh west Pakistan refugees.

Last Updated: Jan 07, 2012, 22:13 PM IST

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP on Saturday
alleged that state government was not providing citizenship
rights to over 1.5 lakh west Pakistan refugees living in the
state for last 62 years.

"There are over 1.5 lakh west Pakistan refugees living
in border districts of Jammu, Samba and Kathua district for
past 62 years, but have been denied citizenship rights, right
to vote in Assembly elections, right professional education,
right to employment," state chief spokespreson and national
executive member Jitendra Singh told media here.

A detailed documentation of west Pakistan refugees has
already been submitted to the central leadership of BJP for
perusal at the national level and in Parliament, Singh said.

PTI