Srinagar, Sept 24: Despite approval by Administrative Council (AC) that both Kashmiri migrants and non-migrants are eligible for recruitment under Prime Ministers package, fast unto-death by Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti (KPSS) president Sanjay Kumar Tickoo continued for the fifth day on Thursday.
Tickoo continued his fast though his blood pressure was low on Wednesday evening , Sandeep Koul said.
“Infact I have also joined the fast-unto-death from today”, he said other members will also join them if government failed to give positive response.
Tickoo said there are 500 educated unemployed youth and 69 have already crossed the age limit and become over age.
”Our demands included Vigilance inquiry against the officers and officials of the Relief Department for deliberately stalling and sabotaging Relief and Rehabilitation of Pandits living in Kashmir Valley and misusing their official positions to harm the community members, implementation of High Court directions and recommendations of the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding Jobs to the unemployed 500 educated Kashmiri Pandit youth, one time age relaxation,” he said.
Other demands were easy and stress free process of providing bonafide certificates to all Pandits, monthly financial aid to 808 non-migrant Kashmiri Pandit families living in Kashmir Valley, providing accommodation to all deserving Kashmiri Pandit as per recommendations of the Ministry of Home Affairs and extension of benefits of Migrant Welfare Fund to the non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits living in Kashmir Valley.