STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: A delegation of All J&K Jat Sabha (AJKSS) led by its President Manjit Singh, former Minister on Monday called upon the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu and submitted a memorandum of demands. During interaction with the Lt Governor, the delegation raised the demand of inclusion of Jat community of Jammu and Kashmir into OBC category file for which is already lying pending with the Raj Bhawan. The delegation also apprised the Lt Governor regarding the recent demolition drive conducted by administration at Jammu Airport in a cavalier manner on a rainy day and the residents including elderly people and toddlers were made to spent night outside. The delegation urged upon the Lt Governor to direct authorities to not conduct any further eviction drive till the winters are over. Taking serious note of it Lt Governor assured the delegation that no further demolition drive would be conducted till the winters are over and also assured to rehabilitate all the households dislodged or to be dislodged from Jammu Airport. The delegation also demanded special recruitment drive for border area as the youth living along international border are worst victims of unemployment. The delegation further raised the issue of crop damages due to incessant rains that lashed recently in Jammu and Kashmir following which the farmers’ community has suffered a huge loss. Lt Governor paid a patient hearing to all the demands raised by the Jat Sabha and assured them that the authorities would be directed appropriately to take necessary action for redressal of all the genuine demands. The delegation comprised of Sukhnandan Choudhary, former Minister, Vikram Randhawa, former MLC, Surinder Choudhary former MLC, Taranjit Singh Tony and Corporator Dwarka Choudhary.
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