05062022-TTB-01.qxd 6/4/2022 11:46 PM Page 1 123 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 154 | 20 PAGES | ~6.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA SWIATEK BEATS GAUFF, WINS FRENCH OPEN TITLE SPORT /thetribunechd THIRD ARREST IN UDHAMPUR IED BLAST CASE J&K RHYTHM OF AN OMINOUS BEAT SPECTRUM INDUSTRY KEY TO NET ZERO EMISSION GOAL, SAYS PREZ BACK PAGE sunday | 5 june 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Revoke bond or won’t join duty, warn Kashmiri Pandits Samaan Lateef HC: Hand over plots to Kashmiri Pandits without formalities Chandigarh, June 4 Just about two months after the Punjab and Haryana High Court observed allotment of plots to Kashmiri Pandits had been hanging fire “for one reason or the other” for the past three decades, a Division Bench has directed the State of Haryana to hand over possession to them “without insisting on mutation entries in the revenue record and settlement deed”. The direction came on a plea by Roop Krishen Koul and other petitioners through counsel Padamkant Dwivedi. The Bench, during the course of hearing, was told that plots of different sizes spread over 10 acres, purchased by the Kashmiri Pandits in Bahadurgarh, became a part of the acquisition process. INSIDE Air surcharge: Leh and beyond Rs 2.00 Srinagar, June 4 A day after hundreds of Kashmiri Pandit families left the transit camps in the Valley after a spate of targeted killings, the migrant employees today said they won’t join their duty till the J&K Administration revoked the bond, which makes their positing in the Valley mandatory. The fresh migration has put the administration in a tight spot as it faces an uphill task to relocate the employees in Jammu offices. Talking to The Tribune, Vikas Hangloo, a migrant employee, said, “Until the administration relocates us outside the Valley and revokes the unconstitutional bond, we won’t join our duties. We are being exploited and used as scapegoats.” Under the PM’s employment package for migrant Kashmiri Pandits, the employees have to sign a bond as per which they shall be terminated from service if they seek transfer from the Valley for any reason at any stage. “The selectee agrees that in case he/she migrates from Kashmir for any reason, he/she will be automatically continued on page 7 KEY PROVISIONS ■ Bond makes it mandatory for KPs to serve in Kashmir ■ If they seek transfer, their services shall be terminated ■ Further, they shall have no claim against any post ■ 4,500 KPs appointed under PM’s relief plan since 2010 ■ Majority of Pandit employ- ees left Valley amid a spate of fresh targeted killings <
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).