PoK refugees stage protest in Jammu

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir refugees on Friday courted arrest during a demonstration, demanding Rs 1,700 crore rehabilitation package from the government.

Last Updated: Oct 05, 2012, 16:36 PM IST

Jammu: Pakistan-occupied Kashmir refugees on Friday courted arrest during a demonstration here, demanding Rs 1,700 crore rehabilitation package from the government.

Raising anti-government slogans, the refugees from PoK assembled at Mubarak Mandi Complex in Panjtirthi area of the old city and demanded urgent granting of the one-time settlement package for refugees.

Carrying placards, over 90 refugees of 1947, 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars courted arrest.
The state government had submitted a proposal to the Centre but it has "not been approved" by the union government till date, PoK Refugees Front (POKRF) General Secretary Rachhpal Singh Chib said.

PTI