YAIKS takes out rally to Div Com office

Activists of YAIKS protesting at Jammu on Tuesday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Activists of YAIKS protesting at Jammu on Tuesday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, July 18: Youth All India Kashmiri Samaj (YAIKS) which is spearheading a movement for survival of displaced KP youth staged a protest demonstration here ,today and took out a rally from Press Club Jammu to Divisional Commissioner’s Office.
The rally was led by president YAIKS, R K Bhat. The rallyists protested against the failure of both State and Central Government to rehabilitate the microscopic community of Kashmiri Pandits who are leading an exiled life outside Valley for last 28 years now.
The protesters also deliberated on prevailing proxy war and unrest in Kashmir valley viz  a viz safety and security of Valley posted 2000 migrant employees appointed under PM’s employment package.
Besides, the KP youth heads of various KP organizations and traders of the community participated in the protest. They demanded that Valley Posted Migrant Employees (VPME) and those who are about to join their services in Valley be treated at par with other migrant employees till situation returns total normalcy in Kashmir. The expressed concern that only 2200 displaced youth were appointed under PM package of 6000 jobs announced way back in 2008 by then Prime Minister at Akhnoor.
This shows the callousness of the both State and Central Government towards this hapless community, said R K Bhat. He demanded that State Government should furnish the details that how much money was spent on the welfare of community during last 28 years. “It is a shame that this microscopic minority which has deep roots in India’s ancient civilization has become refugees in their own country and are passing the days on the basis of temporary ration cards’’, he added.
Bhat wanted to know why Pandits are being neglected? Is there no place for them in this nation and why Government is not taking concrete steps to restore their homeland to them where from they have been hounded out? He also wanted to know how long more this community has to suffer.
Bhat said that the community in general and youth in particular are optimistic about the Modi Government but it is unfortunate that the present dispensation is also adopting the same strategy which was adopted by its predecessors.  He alleged that the GoI has failed to protect the fundamental rights of Pandtis.
Later YAIKS submitted a memorandum to Divisional Commissioner, Jammu who assured them that he will recommend the vision document to higher authorities.
Thinkers Forum president Kuldeep Pandita, its senior leader Mohan Lal Comrade also addressed the protesters. Among others B K Bhat and Sunil Kaul vice presidents YAIKS. Sanjay Ganjoo and Ajay Safaya its secretaries also addressed the protestors.


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