Ashok Kumar, Former MLA from Ramban along with several landslide victim families from Dalwas (Ramban) had led a strong protest against the Central Government and UT Government (Jammu and Kashmir) for prolonged delay in providing justice to the bereaved families of village Dalwas who lost their livelihood as the result of deluge triggered by unscientific cutting of slopes in the process of construction of NH-44 Four Lane project.
In a statement issued during a protest: “He said it is imperative and painful to mention that the bereaved families are still homeless and continue to pay rent from last twenty months for the private accomodation to which they are currently staying. The matter has been already highlighted many a times in front of the concerned authorities. Government’s duty is to provide justice to these marginalised families who have lost their home, agricultural land and livelihood. On the contrary, heavy electric bills are imposed on the bereaved families despite of demolished electric networks, land and houses in fact no trace is left. It is utterly shameful and unable to tolerate. What can government do worse than this? ” He added”.
Ashok has further claimed that most of the families are from very poor background and jobless.They used to sustain their livelihood from small patches of agricultural land which they have lost. It is a great injustice and sad affairs of the current government for such a ignorant behavior towards their own people. What kind of social justice the present government is providing to the people. “He questioned”.
Ashok has strongly urged to the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir to immediately take cognizance of the matter and direct the concerned authorities to immediately deliver justice to these bereaved families. He also demanded early compensation and proper rehabilitation on war footing. He quoted: “Justice delayed is the Justice denied”.