Kashmiri Pandits outfit displeased over `measly` relief amount

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 15:38

Jammu: Expressing displeasure over the "measly" amount as relief for displaced Kashmiri Pandits, an organisation of the community today demanded the payment to be linked to cost of price index for a permanent solution to the issue.

"We express serious displeasure over the quantum of relief enhanced to the relief holders of displaced Kashmir Pandits community," said Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, President of `Panun Kashmir`.

The Government of India had enhanced relief amount by Rs 400 per person to Rs 1650 per person from Rs 1250 person.

The maximun increase per family is of Rs 1600 and currently stands at Rs 6600, up from Rs 5000 since July 2012.

Chrungoo appealed to the government to link the payment of relief with the cost of price index as a permanent solution to the issue.

He also demanded that the arrears of enhanced relief for seven months be paid to relief holders immediately along with the amount of the current month, keeping in view the festival of Mahashivratri.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 15:38
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