Redress grievances of Jammu people on priority: VHP to Union HM

JAMMU, SEP 12: A deputation of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Jammu & Kashmir, led by its President, Leela Karan Sharma and comprising of Shakti Dutt Sharma, Surinder Mohan Aggarwal, Karan Singh Charak and Sudershan Khajuria called on the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh and submitted a memorandum highlighting various problems being faced by the people of the State.
The deputation informed the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh that Jammu region is the only stumbling block, in attempt of separatists and Islamic organisations, supported by Pakistan, to convert J&K into a Muslim State and with this object, Rohangiyas and Bangladeshis are being settled in Jammu to change its demography, which would provide hideouts to anti-nationals. “If these foreigners are not deported, it may result into a volatile situation. Inspite of the many representations, nothing has been done so far in this regard,” they added.
The VHP leaders further said, “Educated youth of Jammu are being deprived of their due share in Government employment. Recently, out of 12 selected Judicial officers (Munsiff), 10 are Muslims and only 2 are Hindus, out of which one is SC and the another is daughter of a Cabinet Minister. Similar is the case with appointments made in Jammu Medical College as well as in Kashmir Administration Services. The PSC members appointed from Jammu are incompetent and completely work under dictates of their masters from Kashmir.”
VHP leaders informed the Union Home Minister that there is a feeling among Jammu people that discrimination with them has increased manifold during present dispensation than previous ones. “Nothing has been done so far with respect to settlement of West Pak refugees. Article 35A imported in the constitution, by fraudulent means, has caused extensive damage to people of Jammu thereby depriving them of their fundamental rights. Development in Jammu during last 3 years is not visible on ground level, thereby creating a feeling of being deceived among Jammu people. We request you to take immediate corrective measures for addressing grievances of Jammu people on priority,” they maintained.