French Armed Forces Ministry proposed giving the opportunity to prominent figures from the Harkis community to participate in the bodies that represent Muslims in the country, especially the French Council of the Islamic Faith (CFCM), and to ensure representation of their children and grandchildren in the French official bodies (state and public institutions), in addition to being granted privileges in the world of work and the purchase of retirement benefits.
The ministry proposed in its report, which was published by Echorouk on Sunday, includes 56 proposals, entitled “France, which was grateful with Harkis”, launched a special fund to repair the moral damage of the sons of Harkis and show solidarity with them materially and morally, and who are still suffering difficulties of sheltering since a long time in the camps and determining the proportion of compensation given the current socio-economic situation of these persons.
The report called on the French government to reconsider the grant of recognition and grant of life, and adopt a new compensation grant for the people who chose the capital in the 2005 law, with the value of 400 euros per year.
The reports’ authors called for a compensatory grant to be paid to the Harkis divorcees, and women who remarried and did not usually have a source of income when the former spouse is not dead.
It also urged French local communities to make more use of the reserved employment system, that was set at 6% for this category, in order to obtain jobs, including the private sector, and to launch a general census of the Harkis’ sons who seek jobs in order to benefit from special follow-up by “Pole Emplois” services.
It mentioned a proposal to raise the State’s contribution to the purchase of retirement tranches from 2,000 euros to 2650 euros for the Harki’s sons, allowing their personal contribution from 40% to 20%.
According to a French diplomatic source that was interviewed by Echorouk in Paris last October, France will officially present proposals to the Algerian authorities to enable the surviving activists to return to the land where they were born, as the proposals are expected to be submitted before the end of the current month.