JKNPP activists staging protest at Jammu.
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Alleging increase in bias with each passing day against Jammu region during the present regime, the JKNPP Chairman and former Minister, Harsh Dev Singh today vowed to take forward, with renewed zeal, the fight for Jammu to its logical conclusion. The youth of Jammu is prepared for a determined battle for justice and shall no longer accept the humiliation and discrimination doled out to them by their own mandated leaders in collusion with Kashmir centric forces, said Harsh on the second day of 24×7 relay hunger strike launched by the Panthers Party near Maharaja Hari Singh statue against the neglect and deprivation of Jammu region by the BJP-PDP alliance. The hunger strike on second day was joined by 21 NPP activists of district Udhampur who replaced the earlier party activists belonging to Reasi District.
While speaking to media persons, Harsh said that there was all-round dis-enchantment amongst the masses against the highly prejudicial approach of the present dispensation towards the Jammu region and its youth in particular.
Seeking a fair deal for the youth of Jammu Pradesh, Singh called upon various social and political organisations besides other NGOs to support the cause of Jammu being vehemently and vociferously agitated by the Panthers party in Jammu, Delhi and elsewhere. Repeal of SRO-202; declaration of holiday on Maharaja Hari Singh’s birthday, Early completion of restoration work of Mubarak Mandi Complex and Artificial Tawi Lake Project, development of Jammu as Smart City, abolition of Lakhanpur Toll Plaza, deportation of Rohingyas, regularisation of contractual lecturers, NHM, MG-NREGA, Anganwari, Asha workers etc were the other issues raked up by Singh.
Balwant Singh Mankotia, State President, while condemning the brutal lathi-charge on the peacefully protesting contractual NHM workers particularly the females sought the intervention of Chief Minister with a high level judicial probe into the ugly episode.
He called for regularisation of all contractual employees working in various government departments in conformity with the principles of equity and justice. The JKNPP leaders expressed gratitude to judge Pavittar Singh (Retd) and other JPPF leaders who visited the site of hunger strike and assured their all out support for the movement launched by the Panthers. Rajesh Padgotra, Gagan Partap Singh, Shanker Singh Chib and Sham Gorkha also spoke on the occasion.
Prominent among those who sat on hunger strike today included Shiv Dev Singh, Pawan Dev Singh, Sanjit Sharma, Ram Paul Ex-Sarpach, Jagdev Singh, Kapoor Singh, Vishav Dev Singh, Uttam Kumar, Anoop Singh, Raj Kumar, Dhani Ram Attri, Sham Lal, Subash Singh, Resham Singh, Ravi Kumar Sharma, Kuldeep Kumar, Amar Nath Mehra, Ajay Singh, Amit Sharma, Arjun Singh, Prittam Singh, Shankar Singh, Vijay Kumar, Rajinder Bali and Sanjeet Singh.
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