RSS-BJP CC for withdrawal of 2008 land row cases

Avtar Bhat
JAMMU, Feb 18: The Coordination Committee of BJP and RSS in a joint meeting here, today while discussing the prevailing situation in the State, stressed on withdrawal of cases of 2008 Amarnath land row agitation without any further delay.
The meeting was chaired by Brig (retd) Suchet Singh, RSS Sanghchalak for J&K State and among others Prant Pracharak, RSS Ramesh Puppa, Sangh Karivah Purshotam Dadichi participated in it.
The BJP side was represented in the meeting by State president of the party, Sat Sharma, two MPs Jugal Kishore Sharma and Shamsher Singh Manhas, State general secretary (Org) Ashok Koul and general secretary, Dr Narinder Singh.
The other two members of the Committee Union Minister in PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh who is in Delhi and Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh who is in Kerala, could not attend the meeting.
According to sources, various issues including prevailing situation especially in the wake of recent fidayeen attack on Sunjuwan Army Camp were discussed and Government was sounded to adopt a proactive approach to combat the terrorism in the State and show zero tolerance towards cross border terrorism.
Sources said the meeting stressed that the cases registered against some people of Jammu in land row agitation be withdrawn at once so that they are not harassed by police and other investigating agencies. The meeting showed its concern that even after the laps of  nine years these cases have not been withdrawn by Government though the same was promised by the then Government with Sangarsh Samiti leaders who spearheaded the land row agitation in 2008.
Taking serious exception of not keeping the newly established Engineering College of Kathua as a constituent of Jammu University as has been decided earlier, the meeting  said that the Engineering College should continue to be part of JU which has been sanctioned by RUSA.
It may be recalled that RUSA had sanctioned two Engineering colleges for State one for Jammu and other for Kashmir valley. Among the two colleges the Jammu college was established at Kathua and it was decided that the college should be the constituent of Jammu University.
However, the State Cabinet recently took a decision of taking over the administrative control of the college which has been viewed seriously by the students of the College who are agitating against the decision since then. The ABVP, which has launched the agitation against the Government decision, continued its protest today also.
The RUSA has recently released Rs 25 lakh for the College and Jammu University had allotted the land to the college at its Kathua Campus also and the building for the college was to b constructed.
The RSS-BJP Coordination Committee meeting while justifying the students struggle in this regard strongly advocated that the College should continue to be the constituent of JU and no attempt be made to play with the sentiments of students.
The meeting also supported the grant of district status to Sunderbani-Nowshera which has been a demand of the people of the area for a long time. It also stressed that the BJP leadership should take a proactive stand on the issue and the senior leadership of the Party should visit the area.
The meeting also stressed the BJP to send a team of senior Party leaders to Hiranagar where the people are on protest and have expressed some apprehensions about the police investigation in murder case of a minor girl. It said that the party leaders should visit the area to ascertain the situation there.
The meeting also stressed on grater coordination among the Ministers, legislators and workers of the party and increasing public liaison with the party by highlighting the developmental and welfare schemes launched by both the Union and State Governments for the people of the J&K.
It said that the increasing coordination among the Ministers, Legislators and party is must to take the policy programmes of Modi Government forward.