Dineshwar Sharma reaches out to Talwara migrant camp

ANI | Updated: Nov 25, 2017 23:15 IST

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], November 25 (ANI): Centre's special representative of Jammu and Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma on Saturday met representatives from various villages in Jammu's Reasi district.

After visiting displaced Kashmiri Pandits at Jagti township near Nagrota on Friday, Dineshwar, earlier in the day, reached out to another group of victims of militancy at Talwara migrant camp.

According to media reports, Talwara camp has over 2,200 families, who had fled their homes in Reasi, Udhampur, Doda, Rajouri and Poonch districts during the height of militancy in Jammu region in the 1990s.

The people at Talwara camp still continue to live without basic amenities despite a Supreme Court ruling in 2004.

Sharma further enquired about the status of basic amenities being given to the families there.

Meanwhile, All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC)-organization of Panches and Sarpanches, led by its president Anil Sharma during a meeting told Sharma that only solution to establish long lasting peace in the state was empowered Panchayati Raj institutes in the state.

Before leaving for the Kashmir valley tomorrow, Sharma will visit villages along the Line of Control and International Border to take stock of their issues. (ANI)