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JAMMU: Former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla on Tuesday expressed strong resentment over the anti-youth policies of the BJP Government towards Jammu and Kashmir.
Bhalla termed the policies of BJP government towards the youth of J&K as unsympathetic who are facing the brunt of militancy, disturbed conditions and various kinds of difficult situations like internet blockage during the ongoing turmoil, for last three decades.
This was observed by former Minister while interacting with prominent persons of Ekta Vihar Gangyal.
Bhalla maintained that the youth friendly policies of Congress led UPA and other previous Governments are being discontinued at this crucial juncture when the situation is quite disturbed and the academic atmosphere is vitiated and youth & students are even deprived of internet facilities.
On the one hand the government is not able to restore internet due to disturbed conditions, while on the other hand BJP Government is withdrawing the existing concessions and facilities to the youth of J&K to compete for jobs, which is unfortunate. He said that government had promised 50,000 government jobs besides creating lot of job opportunities post abrogation of Special Status but the youth and students feel deceived and betrayed.
Every action of the Central Government is costing the educated youth of J&K quite heavily and there are no jobs for them in Government or private sectors.
Bhalla also questioned the BJP’s betrayal & false promises to the various kinds of daily rated & need basis workers and temporary, adhoc and contractual youth in Govt Jobs besides its failure to revoke the SRO 202 completely, which is totally anti-youth and newly recruited employees. He expressed his resentment over the promises to the different category of reserved sections like OBC, SC, ST who were promised better deal and parity in reservations like rest of the country, post abrogation of Article 370.
Even the existing reservation to the residents of backward areas has been reduced to 10 per cent which is against the interests of backward areas who deprived of basic facilities of education and other basic amenities of life so far.
The former minister warned that the youth and students would continue to protest against the wrong policies of the government to force the Centre Govt and UT administration to redress their genuine grievances. It appears that BJP is taking the people especially youth of Jammu and Kashmir far granted but the people and youth shall not forgive the BJP for its anti youth approach.
Among those present on the occasion include Block President Satish Sharma, Sumanpreet Singh, Baldev Singh Wazir, Capt Anoop Singh, Arjun Kumar, Ludarmani Sharma, Omparkash Sharma, Gopal Dass, Jitnider Pal Singh, RK Wasim, Takdeer Singh Badal, Taresem Lal, Angrej Singh, Ramanpreet Singh beside others.