Youth from Jammu province to sit on indefinite chain hunger strike: Mankotia

Excelsior Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, Jan 13:  Highlighting the grievances of unemployed educated youth, ex-MLA and NPP president Balwant Singh Mankotia today informed that his party is going to launch an indefinite chain hunger strike from January 15, 2018 against the callous and discriminatory attitude of the Coalition Government in employment sector.
Addressing a press conference at party office Udhampur, NPP president alleged that the Government was denying due share of employment to the youth of Jammu region. “After the formation of BJP-PDP Coalition Govt in State, only 10 percent share has been given to educated youth of Jammu while 90 percent employment being provided to youth of Kashmir,” he said and alleged that the Coalition Government not only deprived the youth of Jammu region in employment but also snatched the due rights by implementing the draconian SRO-202 and SRO-520 without considering their contribution in implementation of Central or State schemes at ground level.
The NPP president announced that the party leadership has decided to launch chain hunger indefinite strike from January 15, 2018 against the discriminatory attitude of the Coalition Government and other burning issues of general masses. Youth from ten district of Jammu province will participate in this agitation and a team of youth from each district will sit on 24 hour hunger strike in front of the statute of  Maharaja Hari Singh Ji at Tawi bridge.
On Monday, 15th of January, educated youth of Reasi district will participate in the chain hunger strike.  They will be replaced by youth from Udhampur on 16th January, Kathua on 17th January, Samba on 19th January, Ramban on 20th, Rajouri on 21st,   Doda on 22nd,   Kishtwar on 23rd and Poonch youth on 24th. January.


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