After partition in 1947, a total of 4745 families, consisting of 21979 persons migrated from West Pakistan and are presently putting up in various districts of Jammu division. Now living here from over sixty years, they are still referred as refuges.
State claims that they have not been provided any permanent residents certificates under section 6 of the constitution ofJ&K as they are not the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
The information was revealed in response to the question asked by a lawmaker, Jugal Kishore in the J&K assembly.
Not only permanent resident certificate, also the migrant families have not been given any financial assistance. “They have also not been given any financial assistance but to their sustenance they have been given permission to use cultivatable state land and EP land measuring 46466.09 kannals,” claims the state.
However, it has also been revealed that the refugees in J&K are not only from western neighbors but are from Tibet also. A total of 390 Tibetan families are living in two areas of Srinagar. Our of 390, 40 are at Eid gah and 350 families at Badamwari.