JAMMU, Apr 5: Former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla today questioned amendment in the Domicile Law for jobs. Asserting that where is promise of jobs for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir only, post abrogation of article 370, as the new Domicile Law now entitles the outside eligible youth to apply and compete for all the posts in J&K from top to bottom including class IV.
Bhalla termed the last night amendment as cosmetic and another bluff with the youth of Jammu and Kashmir, as all those who have declared and qualified for domicile, are now eligible from gazetted posts to class IV posts in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the youth of J&K have been befooled again, as they have been conveyed that all Jobs in J&K are for the them and when they would understand the reality and realise that they have been cheated again, they will question the bluff of BJP and others who are trying to mislead the youth and claim credit for the change.
Welcoming amendment in the Domicile order, Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) leaders in the inter Capital have appreciated the efforts of their party president, Syed Altaf Bukhari convincing the Union Government to amend the earlier domicile and providing reservation in all levels of Government jobs to the domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir.
“When all other political parties were silent, JKAP president, Syed Altaf Bukhari was the first to take initiatives after expressing his strong resentment over the discriminatory nature of earlier Domicile order where level – 4 Government jobs were reserved for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir,” said JKAP’s senior leaders, Manjit Singh, and Vikram Malhotra.
After the partial amendment of Domicile law after two days of its publication and notification, the activists of J&K Aam Aadmi Party Dr. A.C. Bhagat, Om Raj Bhall and Kuldeep Kumar Rao in a meeting at Jammu said that Central Government was forced to amend it partially.
In a statement issued here, today they said entire population of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory was on heels in general and the unemployed youth in particular. In fact, it was another experiment as the Central Government wanted to observe and estimate the level of tolerance and patience of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, they added.
National Awami United Party (NAUP) national president, Sandeep Singh has also welcomed the Central Government’s decision regarding amendment in Domicile Law after the concern raised by the people of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir State. He expressed the hope that the PM and HM will fulfill the promises made with the youth of J&K regarding jobs made on the Floor of Parliament.