JAMMU, Apr 7: Nearly two dozen social, political and other organizations have unanimously proposed Jammu Bandh on April 11 in protest against illegal directions of Tribal Affairs Department, delay in transfer of Rasana murder case to CBI and deportation of illegal immigrants from Jammu region.
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A spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Jammu said that proposal in this regard was mooted in a meeting of civil society members and leaders of various social, political and other organizations held at Bar office this afternoon.
The representatives of various organizations said that circumstances being created by the certain vested interests and supported by Kashmir centric politicians under a camouflage is a threat to the social fabric, brotherhood and harmony in the society.
“People of Jammu are feeling betrayed as they tried every political party but injustice and discrimination with them is increasing day by day so much so that now the people are fearing for their security and safety”, the representatives of organizations said.
They, in one voice, said that Rohingyas and Bangladeshis illegally settled in and around Jammu are serious threat to the people of Jammu and accused the Government of encouraging land grabbers by issuing communal directions in favour of particular community and also the nefarious designs of PDP to create wedge between the communities in Jammu.
President of Bar Association Advocate B S Slathia, assured the gathering that their proposal will be placed before the General House on April 9 for approval and will take the agitation to logical conclusion.
He announced that work in all the courts including High Court, Tribunals, Revenue Courts and Commissions will remain suspended on April 9.
Those who proposed Jammu bandh on April 11 and participated in the meeting of Bar Association included Major General (Retd) Goverdhan Singh, Patron, Dogra Saddar Sabha, President Ex-Services League J&K, Col. Karan Singh (Retd), Ved Raj Sharma, Dogra Brahman Pratinidhi Sabha, MS Katoch General Secretary, Amar Kashatriya Rajput Sabha, J&K, Paviter Singh , President, JPPF, Vijay Sharma, General Secretary Transporters Association, Rajveer Singh, President, Yuva Rajput Sabha, Zorawar Singh, Chairman, Team Jammu, Dr Ajay Chrangoo, Chairman, Panun Kashmir, Anan Sharma, President, Petrol Pumps and Tankers Associations, Rajiv Chuni, President SOS Refugees Association, Pushvinder Singh, President JJSF, Atul Soodan, State Vice President JJSF, Advocate Vikram Pangotra, State President, Rashtriya Sarvodaya Party, Manish Sawhney, General Secretary, Shiv Sena, Harsh Kumar Gupta Jammu Navnirman Society, Bahadur Lal Sariya Sabha, President Rattan Lal Dogra, President Gangyal Industries Association, Ajay Langer, President, Federation of Industries, Jammu, Industries Association, Bari Brahmana, Jammu, Dr Agnishekhar, Punan Kashmir, Rajeev Mahajan, State President Shree Ram Saina, Jain Bazaar Akhil Bhartiya Swarnkar Sang, President, Sumeshwar Kohli, General Secretary Dogra Khatri Sabha, Jammu, Sunil Dimple, President, Jammu West Assembly Movement, Sushil Kumar, President, Disabled Welfare Association , Varun Magotra, Chairman, Jammu Dogra Warrior, Kunal Kohli, President, Yuva Khatri Sabha, ML Banihal, General Secretary Guru Ravi Dass Sabha, Inder Jeet Khajuria, Chairman All Jammu Hotel Associations, Vinod Saini, Social Activist, Vikas Bakshi, President Shiv Sena, Jammu, Ghanshyam Sharma Chairman Border United Front, Jatinder Sharma, President, Bar Association, Samba, Himanshu Sharma, Joint Secretary, Chetan Misri, Treasurer and many others.
A delegation of senior Congress leaders including Ravinder Sharma, RS Chib, Manjeet Singh and Vikram Malhotra and a delegation of Panthers Party led by its Chairman Harshdev Singh also attended the meeting and extended support to Bar Association.