JAMMU, Dec 13: All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee Kashmir (APSCCK) has alleged discrimination with Punjabi language and demanded employment package for the community youth at par with the one announced for Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) living in valley.
In a press conference here today Jagmohan Singh Raina, Chairman APSCCK has said, after the reorganization of J&K into Union Territory, National Commission for Minorities is yet to visit here to give benefits of minorities to Sikhs who have been declared as a minority by the Government of India.
He also said that after J&K has been reorganized into a UT, the status of Punjabi language under Article 146 of erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir Constitution should not be changed as it is the oldest language being taught at the primary, secondary and higher levels of education in J&K.
Raina also said that they have also met the then Home Minister, Rajnath Singh with these issues but so far no development is evident on the ground.
Ajeet Singh Mastana, president Punjabi Sahitya Sabha Kashmir, Bhai Gurdev Singh, Akali Dal Mann Head, Suchwant Singh, Senior Sikh leader and others were also present in the press conference.