YAIKS intensifies agitation, takes out torch light procession

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 9: YAIKS, which has been on a protest dharna at Partap Parak here since June 5 demanding full implementation of the PMs package for the Kashmiri migrant unemployed youth has resorted to 24 hour dharna from today. The protestors also took out a candle light procession in the evening in support of their demand.
The protestors said that the day-night dharna will continue till Government issues the appointment orders for 1500 pending posts and 3000 remaining posts under State sponsorship under PM’s employment package for displaced youth.
R. K. Bhat President YAIKS and Member Apex Advisory Committee while addressing the protestors said the displaced youth have taken strong exception to the silence maintained by the Government on the issue. He said that despite the assurance given by Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Ministers Raman Bhalla and MOS, Nasir Aslam Wani during the dharna at Jammu earlier regarding the implementation of package in to by issuing appointment orders in favour of the applicants among the pending merit list noting has been done till date in this regard forcing the displaced youth to come to streets again.
The assurance was later reiterated by Chief Minister in the Apex Committee meeting on April 18. Besides an assurance was also given regarding enhancement of cash assistance in favour of relief holders and issuance of ordinance for protection of Shrine and temples in State, but nothing was done till date.
Bhat said the youth who took a torch light procession in the evening have also decided to take out the peaceful march up to the residence of Chief Minister to lay before him their genuine demands.
He demanded immediate implementation of de-reserved 800 posts and 700 non-joining posts and waiting list of Class IV from the pending merit list already lying with recruitment agency and fresh advertisement of remaining 3000 posts under State sponsorship with five years age relaxation for over aged youth of the community as they have been ignored from Govt. services since last two decades.


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