While the west Pakistani refugees settled in Jammu recently voted in the ongoing DDC elections, the government has eased the process further for all those families who have come to Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 and have now settled in different states.
The JK government recently notified three lists containing particulars of all recorded displaced persons from PoJK who have presently settled in the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand and Delhi, at its website (www.jkmigrantrelief.nic.in).
It is in place to mention that in May, 2020, in terms of the said government order all left out Displaced Families of 1947 of PoJK who have settled outside J&K were allowed to get Domicile Certificate to avail the benefit but these Displaced Families were facing difficulties in getting their records from the office of the PRO, Jammu, in view of the distance and restrictions on account of Covid -19.
Now these thousands of families have not to provide any proof of document for registration or for the domicile certificates of UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
Such measures of the government have added to the fears of common people and residents of Jammu that the central government is going to settle outsiders here.
If these thousands of families have been living in different parts of the country in the past so many decades, what was the urgency to do away even with any proof of documents for such families, ask many political leaders of Jammu.