31,619 displaced families of partition on records: J&K govt



Jammu: A total of 31,619 families displaced in the 1947 partition are registered on its records, the Jammu and Kashmir government today told the Legislative Council.

Minister of State for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Ajaz Ahmed Khan, however, said the district-wise data of the families settled is not available with the government.

He said while 80 families displaced from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) are settled in village Kilshay Payeen and Gulshanpora of district Bandipora, 31 families displaced form PoK are residing in Shangus tehsil of district Anantnag.

The Number of families has risen to 101 due to the division of families, he added. The minister informed the House that the government has taken several measures for relief and rehabilitation of the displaced persons of the 1947 partition.

A cash assistance to the tune of Rs 3,500 per family was given to the urban displaced in addition to residential arrangements for them, he said.

The minister further said the pending demands of displaced persons from PoK during the 1965 and 1971 wars are being examined.

PTI