Nowshera people suspend agitation

Excelsior Correspondent
RAJOURI, Apr 3:  The people of Nowshera  Sub-division today suspended their 47  days’  old agitation after JAC’s  meetings held with the district administration during past two days about their issues and demands.
Deputy Commissioner,  Rajouri, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary convened a meeting with the Joint Action Committee last evening during which SSP Rajouri Yougal Manhas,  Incharge ADC Nowshera Abdul Sattar, SDPO Khaliq Choudhary and other officers discussed various contours of the ongoing agitation and impressed upon the members of Joint Action Committee to suspend the strike for projection of demands before the State Government.
According to Deputy Commissioner, detailed deliberation was held on various issues involved in the ongoing agitation. The authorities in the  administration underlined that as an outcome of agitation there is no likelihood for any further development in view of ADC posts sanctioned for Nowshera, Kalakote and Sunderbani hence, there is a need to suspend the agitation and project the demands to concerned offices and department as the State Government is sensitive to the public demands in a rightful manner which needs proper projection.
The JAC discussed several demands like restoration of Mechanical Irrigation Division Office, Forest Protection Force office sanctioned for Nowshera earlier among other issues including AD CAPD’s office and CEO office at Nowshera, on which the District Administration advised the JAC that all these issues required proper administrative and executive projection at the Government level for consideration and appropriate decision.
During the meeting, JAC handed over a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner and suspended the strike for a period of three months enabling the authorities for consideration of demands which also include compensation to the injured persons and issues related to FIRs.
The DC asked the JAC members to constitute a 5-member team for active coordination with District Administration and higher authorities on a host of issues which also included those projected in the memorandum.
He also thanked the general public for their active cooperation and understanding in resolving the issue.
Meanwhile,  JAC convenor and president Beopar Mandal Nowshera, Subhash Kapoor declared  in the  meeting this evening that JAC has  resolved to suspend agitating for three months. He said three months  time has been granted by the Administration to address their issues. He said the struggle of the people will go on  and  JAC would resume the agitation if their demands are not addressed  within the given time frame. Kapoor  said the entire market will be opened from tomorrow in Nowshera sub division.