IkkJutt protests for separate statehood to Jammu

Ankur Sharma leading IkkJutt Jammu protest on Sunday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Ankur Sharma leading IkkJutt Jammu protest on Sunday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, July 17: Seeking separation of Jammu province from Kashmir, IkkJutt Jammu Party (IJP) today held strong demonstration near Press Club Jammu as well as other places in the province.
Shouting slogans and carrying placards in support of their demand, the protesting IkkJutt activists said that the only rational, national and constitutional solution to the 75-year-old Jammu’s political problem is full State status for the province.
As the protesting IkkJutt activists, led by IJP President Advocate Ankur Sharma, tried to take out protest march, Police did not allow them to proceed and detained them. A number of IkkJutt activists were bundled into buses by the policemen and taken to Police Lines.
The party also held protests at other places in the province, including Udhampur, Doda, Bhaderwah, Ramban, Kathua, Samba, Kishtwar, Reasi, Poonch and Rajouri.
Addressing the party workers during protest demonstration at Jammu, Ankur Sharma said that the otherwise historic reforms of August 5, 2019 have miserably failed to produce the desired results and the people of Jammu continue to groan under the yoke of Kashmiri -centric, oppressive and highly discriminatory administration.
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“Statehood for Jammu is our motto, our battle-cry, our watchword, the gospel of Jammu’s political redemption,” said Sharma, adding that the IJP seeks development, progress and empowerment of the people of Jammu province within India and a status the people of rest of the Indian States enjoy in the polity.
The IJP President warned that the people of Jammu province would rise in revolt sooner than later if the powers-that-be in New Delhi continued to treat Jammu as Kashmir’s colony in its desperate bid to appease, please and pamper the Jihadists in Kashmir.
Ankur Sharma appealed to the people of Jammu province to see through all the evil game plans and strengthen the hands of IkkJutt Jammu Party in the national interest and in their own interest. “Any failure on their part to see the writing on the wall will be only to witness a situation the minorities are witnessing in Kashmir, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh,” he warned and declared that the Jammu Statehood movement will be taken to its logical conclusion at whatever cost.