Rising Kashmir NewsJammu:
Jammu Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Monday criticized Government for its alleged failure to provide security to the Amarnath yatris.
According to a statement, a meeting of minority department of JKPCC was held here today at Shaheedi Chowk Jammu in which various issues of minority communities of Jammu and Kashmir were discussed threadbare.
Former Deputy Chairman Legislative Council and Chairman of Minority Department of JKPCC Jahangir Ahmed Mir presided over the meeting, the statement said.
Speaking on the occasion, Jahangir Mir condemned the recent attack on Amarnah yatris and said that government failed to provide fool proof security to the pilgrims. “Militants choose soft targets to attack. But it was the responsibility of government to safeguard the pilgrims but it failed to discharge its duties despite clear reports and warnings of possibility of attack on yatris. The Govt. should be more careful about such lapses in future,” he added.
Gurdarshan Singh, Vice Chairman of PCC Minority Department criticized State Govt for its discriminatory order which has caused genuine resentment amongst the Punjabi speaking and other similar linguistic groups in the State.
He said this has caused great resentment, while hurting the aspirations of Punjabi speaking community and other such linguistic groups which have been recognized as per scheduled VI of the J&K Constitution.
“The government must immediately review the policy and respect the aspirations of Punjabi speaking people as well as other similar linguistic groups like Gojari, Pahari etc giving these languages their due place and recognition and equal chances of promotions.”
The meeting, as per the statement, also demanded constitution of State Minority Commission “in order to look after the minority affairs and providing benefit of various central schemes for minority community people in the state”.
The participants also praised the people of J&K for maintaining communal harmony and traditional brotherhood despite of various attempts of “inimical forces to disturb peace in the state”.
Prominent among those attended the meeting included Michael Wazir, S. Gajan Singh, Dalbir Singh, Thomas Khokher, Bupinder Singh, Kirtan Singh, Samuel Bhatti, Charanjet Singh, Rangil Singh, Jatinder Singh, Baldev Singh, Ravinder Singh, Iqbal Singh, Hardeep Singh and others, the statement said.