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Centre plans Rs 2000 cr package for displaced people from PoK

J&K Govt has reportedly identified 36,348 such families which will get about Rs 5.5 lakh each

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Aug 29 2016 1:20PM | Updated Date: Aug 29 2016 1:20PM

Centre plans Rs 2000 cr package for displaced people from PoK

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The Centre has proposed Rs 2,000-crore package for people displaced from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) living in India.

 
The Home Ministry is likely to place details of the package before the Cabinet for its green signal soon, senior ministry officials said.
 
It is believed that J&K Government has identified 36,348 such families which will get about Rs 5.5 lakh each. 
 
Refugees from Pakistan , were settled in different parts of Rajaouri, Kathua and Jammu districts over a period of time. They do not have the status of permanent residents.
 
Some of the families were displaced during 1947 partition, and others during the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan. 
 
Displaced people can cast their votes in Lok Sabha polls but not in the elections to the Jammu & Kashmir assembly.
 
Jammu and Kashmir Sharanarthi Action Committee (JKSAC), an organisation representing the displaced people of PoK, has maintained that the package should not be seen as final settlement as Rs 9,200 crore was required to settle all of them.