Balakote: Government Must Meet Demands of Victims, They Are Scared: Rahul

Rahul said, government must meet the demands of the victims and urged the centre to stand up for the affected civilians.

Published: 26th August 2015 01:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th August 2015 02:36 PM   |  A+A-


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BALAKOTE: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to meet the ceasefire violation victims, said on Wednesday, that the government must meet the demands of the victims and urged the centre to stand up for the affected civilians.

Rahul said that the main agenda of his visit was to understand the concern of the villagers and hear out their demands.

“They have three main demands. Firstly, they want proper compensation. They say that a martyr who is killed by a terrorist receives more compensation than a victim killed in a shelling, so they want equal compensation. Secondly, they want life insurance for their crops, their lives and their animals. Their third demand was the construction of bunkers, so that they have a haven when the firing or the shelling begins,” Rahul said here.

He added that the people were scared and worried and that the Centre must step up for them. He stressed that the government must listen to their demands as they are not outrageous and can be easily met and that a clear policy should be formed well.

The Congress Vice President arrived in Balakote today which is one of the most heavily affected villages in the cross border shellings.He will visit the other areas and villages that have been affected in the Pakistan firings and shellings.

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