Growing unrest in Jammu may explode like volcano: DSS

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 11:  Dogra Sadar Sabha (DSS) president and former minister  Th. Gulchain Singh Charak today said that growing unrest in Jammu is simmering volcano and it may explode any time in near future.
Addressing  a meeting of the executive body of the  Sabha here today, Charak compared the growing unrest and agitated moods of otherwise peace loving Dogras of Jammu to a simmering volcano that may burst  anytime. He said  the  border area population is under constant threat to their lives and has suffered colossal losses of lives, injuries, cattle stock and agriculture. The hollow Government promises of safe shelters, bunkers, residential plots, compensation of their losses due to Pakistan’s firing are nowhere in sight.
The DSS chief strongly recommended that their crops, cattle and costly agriculture machineries should be insured at Government cost. He thanked the Government of India for approving the border battalions and 60 percent reservation for border youth in IRP battalions.
Charak said  West Pak refugees are no way charmed by the enhanced monitory package offered by the Home Minister  Raj Nath Singh. They want to live like honourable citizens with due democratic citizenship rights of voting and facilities in education, jobs and the State resident certificates. He said nearly 3 lakh West Pak refugees who are settled in Jammu area  have been denied the local democratic rights guaranteed under Article 35A.  The employment of these refugee migrants is permissible in All India Services through UPSC, where they can become Chief Secretary of J&K, the DGP of J&K police, but unfortunately cannot hold any position higher than a Safai Karmchari, or as clerk / peon in the State.
Anganwari workers/ helpers are yet to get their demands of increased honorariums fulfilled.  The Patwaris and Girdawars are on strike. Their continued pen-down strike is causing inconvenience to the public. There is increased lawlessness, growing unemployment, increased violence, terror strikes and active drug mafias. Evil forces are active to create a communal divide and disturb  peace in the region.  A stage is nearing when the people may not be able to bear it more.
The DSS  called upon the people to maintain communal harmony and urged the Govt to come out of the slumber and their traditional ‘K’ centric thinking and attend to these vital issues before it is too, late.
Prof NK Dogra,  Col. Karan Singh Jamwal,  Prem Sagar Gupta,  Brig. MS Jamwal,  Janak Khajuria,  Col.  Virendra Sahi, Anita Billawaria,  Santosh Magotra, GA Khawaja,  Kulbir Singh,  Chhankar Singh, Syed Amanat Ali Shah,  GD Singh Charak, S. Peter, KP Singh,  ML Bhagat,  SS Samyal, Dr SK Dingra, Dr Raghubir Singh and others attended the meeting.


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