Kashmiri Pandit Meets Delhi CM: A team of displaced Kashmiri Pandits living in Delhi reached Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence today. These people had come to meet CM Arvind Kejriwal along with Aam Aadmi Party MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj from Greater Kailash. During the meeting with CM Arvind Kejriwal at his residence, Kashmiri Pandits said that we were very eager to meet you. He said that we are very discouraged and worried. Only politics has been happening with us. Till now, only vote bank politics has happened with us.
On this, CM Arvind Kejriwal said that you consider us as your elder brother. We stand with you always. CM Arvind Kejriwal said that we will solve all the problems of you people. We have built many night shelters for the homeless people in Delhi. The homeless people who live in Delhi are not anyone’s vote bank and we do not do vote bank politics.
Kashmiri Pandits put problems in front of CM
During this, Kashmiri Pandits also put their problems in front of CM Arvind Kejriwal. CM Arvind Kejriwal took their problems seriously and directed that all the problems of displaced Kashmiri Pandits living in Delhi should be resolved soon. He said that some shops have been shifted near his INA. There is a problem of electricity, which should be resolved soon. The CM instructed that if there is no transformer there, then the transformer should be installed. Whatever expenditure comes in it, it should be given by the government. Also, if the compensation of 17 people whose shops have been shifted is withheld, then it should also be released as soon as possible.
suffering from frequent displacement
During this, Kashmiri Pandits submitted a memorandum to Arvind Kejriwal saying that we have been shifted to INA Market by PWD Flyover Division. But the newly allotted Kashmiri migrant market has not been able to get electricity connection. Instead of providing electricity to our 36 shops, the electricity company has demanded an affordable amount for electricity installation and electricity connection. We are displaced Kashmiris and have been victims of displacement time and again. It is not possible to pay such a huge amount for Kashmiri migrants. Our businesses have also suffered a lot due to frequent disruptions. At the same time, he said that we were also promised compensation in lieu of shifting of shops. Other markets have got compensation per shop. But we have not been given any relief in kind or in cash. We hope that the Delhi government will look into the matter personally and direct the departments to provide electricity connections with compensation to 36 shops without any delay.