Youth Cong protests, demands statehood, domicile law in J&K

Youth Congress activists staging protest in Jammu on Wednesday. —Excelsior/Rakesh
Youth Congress activists staging protest in Jammu on Wednesday. —Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 15: J&K Youth Congress (JKYC) today staged protest against anti-J&K policies of BJP, seeking immediate restoration of statehood and domicile law in J&K.
Led by Uday Chib, president J&K PYC, the activists assembled near Exhibition Ground Jammu and raised slogans against the BJP for befooling the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Talking to reporters on the occasion, Chib said that the BJP led Government at the Centre had caused the greatest embitterment in the hearts and minds of the people of J&K by downgrading their status of statehood to a Union Territory.
He said that the demotion of the State to the level of UT was not only unprecedented but amounted to a great insult hurled upon the patriotic people of Jammu region. He said that the people feel humiliated, disparaged and offended.
Seeking restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir, Chib warned BJP Government not to take J&K people for granted and restore statehood without wasting any more time, failing which the people of Jammu region will be on roads for getting their demands fulfilled.
Chib also expressed concern over the prevailing uncertainty and chaos over job and land rights of locals. He asked Central Government to enact domicile-like option on the pattern of neighbouring state so that Government jobs for the local youth would be saved from outsiders.
He asked BJP Government not to dare to impose Property Tax in J&K. He further asked BJP Government to immediately bring-down vehicle registration fee.
While welcoming the directions of Supreme Court on restoration of internet in Jammu and Kashmir, Chib lambasted the State BJP president for befooling the people of J&K that Internet services has been snapped for security reasons. Apex court directions on internet has now exposed these leaders.
Chib expressed resentment against the failure of BJP Government at the Centre to pull the country out of the economic crisis. He highlighted the plight of farmers, the condition of the youth, growing unemployment and price hike of essential commodities across the country.
Prominent among others who accompanied Chib included Ajaz Choudhary, Ricky Dalotra, Sahil Singh Langeh, Nimran Deep Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Avijot Singh, Brinder Partap Singh, Jagjoot Singh, Divyansh Jamwal and Natti Choudhary and others.