Dr. Kamal rues anti youth policies of ruling BJP in J&K, Says promises while abrogating Article 370 proved to be a delusions

Srinagar, 10 Jan (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Saturday said the ruling BJP’s promises on ending soaring unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir fail the test of reality, saying contrary to generating employment, existing avenues of employment are being shut on unemployed , educated youth of J&K.  

Statement issued to news agency-kashmir news service (KNS) reads, The ruling BJP while rescinding  the Articles 370, 35-A claimed that the measures will manifestly increase employment prospects for the local youth but  the reality on ground is completely different, said party’s additional general secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal while expressing concern over the increasing administrative inertia, unaccountability and development deficit in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Kamal said the appalling situation J&K is reeling under is the direct consequence of the measures which were taken unilaterally by ruling BJP on 5th of August 2019. “It was claimed by the BJP that the abrogation of the Articles will iron out all issues and put the region back on the track of development and prosperity but in reality the region has been plunged into an abyss of chaos and uncertainty. The local administration has become slack and is not living up to its obligations.  The lackluster response of the administration to the snow aftermath is a case in point. Unaccountability, development deficit and rising levels of unemployment are what define today’s Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

Kamal said that all the successive government notifications post abrogation of Articles 370, 35-A are being notified with a sole aim to disenfranchise the local youth. “The reality is contrary to what was promised in the run-up to the unilateral abrogation. Lakhs of our youth have lost their jobs due to the lockdowns and uncertainty in the region. Thousands of daily-wagers, casual labourers, scheme workers and others have been denied wages for months together. The number of the local civil servants in the local civil administration has also seen a sharp decline since then,” he said adding, “The new SRO-103 notification is also a case in point. The notification is unjustified on different accounts, firstly country wide the upper age limit for such civil services has been increased; secondly in J&K also, the upper age limit for JKSSB has also been increased. It is only in the case of J&K civil services that the general rules are being reversed and aspirants discriminated upon injudiciously.”(KNS)

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