Muslim migrants in Jammu stage sit-in protest

Jammu, Feb 22:  Muslim migrants in Jammu Thursday staged sit-in protest, demanding immediate restoration of migration cards.

The protesting migrants alleged that their migration cards were revoked 7-8 months ago.

“Since then, our families have been suffering. We cannot pay the school fees of our children. We became migrants in 1990 along with Kashmiri Pandits and others. 7-8 months ago, our migration cards were annulled and assistance was stopped. Through J&K BJP leadership, we conveyed our plight to the Lieutenant Governor, the Chief Secretary and the Relief Commissioner. But our community has not been given justice so far,” they alleged.

They stated that they had contributed to the elimination of militancy in J&K. “Muslim migrants, presently putting up in Jammu, have always supported the government. We are peace-loving people, who have never supported the cause of Pakistan or spoken its language. Seemingly, the concerned officials were misled about us. We appeal to the new Relief Commissioner (Migrants) to redress our grievance at the earliest by restoring our migration cards,” they demanded.

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