JAMMU, Apr 1: Over a dozen Apni Party Youth Wing leaders and workers including District Committee Jammu Urban were taken into custody by J&K Police near Dogra Chowk during a protest in favour of Border Battalion aspirants.
The protesting Youth Wing, District Committee members and other leaders of the party were detained by the police when they tried to march towards the Dogra Chowk.
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Led by State vice president, Youth Wing, Raqeeq Ahmed Khan, Youth Wing State general secretary, Abhay Bakaya, State secretary, Partap Singh Jamwal, provincial president Jammu Youth Wing, Vipul Bali, provincial vice president, Youth Wing, Joginder Singh, provincial secretary, Youth Bhanu Partap, provincial president Trade Union, Raj Kumar Sharma and Jammu district urban, vice president, Vaibhav Mattoo, the protesting Youth Wing workers and District Committee assembled at the Exhibition Ground in support of the demands of the Border Battalion aspirants.
While shouting slogans in favour of Border Battalion aspirants, the Apni Party leaders and workers protested urging the Government to complete the recruitment process, give age relaxation to the overaged aspirants as they have completed two stages of recruitment process.
The protesting Apni Party leaders said that their protests would continue in support of the Border Battalion as well as BSF/CISF aspirants till their genuine demands are accepted by the Government.
“The Government has played with the aspirations of the unemployed youth with delaying tactics,” said Raqeeq Ahmed Khan when he was detained by the police during the protest with other leaders like Abhay Bakaya, Vipul Bali, Vaibhav Mattoo and other leaders. Later, the Youth Wing and District Committee leaders were set free by the police.
Prominent among those who were detained as well as participated in protest included district organising secretary, Deepak Baradu, senior youth leader, Sunny Kant Chib, senior vice president, District Youth Wing, Sandeep Vaid, district secretary Mohammed Asif, district organising secretary, Archana Koul, Youth Wing district youth secretary, Ankush Dogra, youth leaders, Rohan Luthra, Amit Gupta, Abinav Gupta, Amit Gupta, Vikas Kumar and others.