The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, April 20
For the past 20 days, 1200 Kashmiri migrants from various states, stuck in Pathankot, were denied entry by the Jammu & Kashmir government. However, the Punjab government came to the foreground in order to help the J&K migrants.
On Monday, these migrants finally crossed over into their state with the efforts of the Punjab Government and Police who provided them shelter, food, and lodging during their mandatory 20-day quarantine period, before facilitating their return home.
When the J&K government refused to allow entry to the migrants, who had reached Pathankot from various states, on account of the lockdown, the Punjab Government stepped in to establish nine Shelter Homes (Quarantine facilities) for them.
They were provided 24X7 support, with proper board and lodging, as well as food. Medical teams were deployed round-the-clock for regular health checkups and for providing them with a regular supply of medicines, disclosed DGP Dinkar Gupta.
As they finally got the nod today from the J&K government to enter the state, the grateful migrants were overwhelmed at the support provided by the Punjab government, especially to the Punjab Police.
“The Punjab Police has been a warm host for 20 days in these dark days,” said a resident of district Ramban, Jammu & Kashmir.