JAMMU, Aug 11: Terming abrogation of Article 370 and re-organization of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories as historic decisions, J&K Private Schools Association has suggested to have special provisions for job security to local youth.
A meeting of executive members of central body of J&K Private Schools Association was held under the chairmanship of Kamal Gupta, president J&K PSA Jammu, to discuss about abrogation/ rectification of Article 370.
Kamal Gupta termed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019 as historic decision to end the discrimination in the State as Article 370 was un-constitutional, discriminatory and always hampered the development and growth of the State. He said that barring a few, most of the youth in the J&K region have suffered immensely due to discrimination.
“The bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories will open the new gateway of job opportunities for the unemployed educated youth of the State,” he added.
General Secretary of the Association, Ajay Gupta briefed the house about the repercussions of abrogation of Article 370. He said that scraping of Article 35 (A) has now stopped hegemony on the one hand while withdrawal of State subject / domicile certificate has become a big challenge for educated youth of the State on the other hand.
“Till date Government of J & K State has failed to generate good educational infrastructure for the students in the State. Although amendments in Article 370 have empowered all of us but it has also become a big challenge for the students, who have to now face the competition at the national level in the absence of adequate educational infrastructure in the State,” he explained.
Members unanimously appealed to the Government of India to grant special provision to save the identity of the locals as done in Article 371. They also demanded world class educational infrastructure in both Union Territories i.e. Jammu Kashmir & Ladakh, to give real benefits to the people who have been deprived from all types of benefits for more than 70 years by the successive rulers .
The members, who attended the meeting, included Rameshwar Mengi (Vice President JKPSA), Ajay Singh, Krishen Singh, Mohd Din, Vinod Gupta and others.