SUF resents keeping Punjabi, Gojri, Urdu out of GAD committee

SUF president, Sudershan Singh Wazir, addressing a press conference at Jammu. -Excelsior/Rakesh
SUF president, Sudershan Singh Wazir, addressing a press conference at Jammu. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 14: Sikh United Front (SUF), J&K today lambasted the bureaucracy for keeping out Punjabi, Gojri and Urdu languages out of the purview of a committee constituted by General Administration Department (GAD) to make recommendation for suggesting syllabus for the regional languages for the purpose of conducting examination in the union territory for recruitment to the gazetted and non-gazetted services.
Addressing a joint press conference of various Sikh organizations, Sudershan Singh Wazir, president of SUF said that it seems to be a deep rooted conspiracy by the vested interest to tarnish the image of Lieutenant Governor (LG) GC Murmu as the order of constitution of the committee is shown to have been issued on 1-11-2019 immediately after assuming the charge by the LG.
Wazir requested the LG to hold a thorough probe into the matter as to how only Kashmiri, Dogri and Pahari language experts have been nominated as the members of the committee to prescribe the syllabus for the recruitment purpose and why other most important languages like Punjabi, Gojri and the official language of union territory i.e. Urdu have been given a step motherly treatment by the vested interest and who is responsible for this deliberate attempt to divide the peaceful citizenry of the union territory of J&K.
While reiterating that Punjabi, Gojri and Urdu are widely spoken languages in J&K and their exclusion is a clear indication that those at the helm of affairs in the bureaucracy are doing it with nefarious design to malign the go getter image of LG Murmu, who is known for his upright and straight forward approach.
Wazir warned the administration not to play with the sentiments of unemployed youth speaking Punjabi, Gojri and other languages which are widely spoken in the union territory of J&K. He further said that the unemployment rate among the youth in the union territory has already touched alarming level so it would not be in fitness of things to compel the unemployed youth to come on the streets.
Requesting an ordinance with the LG, the SUF president hoped that the LG will grant them an opportunity to explain their case on merits before him.
Representatives of various Sikh organizations of J&K including SUF J&K, Shiromani Akali Dal J&K, Bhai Kanaya Nishkam Sewa Society J&K, All India students Sikh federation, Shiromani Youth Akali Dal, Sikh Welfare Society, Sikh Naujawan Sabha, Istri Akali Dal and DGPC Jammu, were present in the press conference.