NPP to launch indefinite chain hunger strike from Jan 15: Mankotia

UDHAMPUR, JAN 13: Highlighting the grievances of unemployed educated youth, ex-MLA and NPP president Balwant Singh Mankotia disclosed that party was going to launch chain hunger indefinite strike from January 15, 2018 against the callous and discriminatory attitude of the coalition government in employment sector. He said youth from Jammu province will join the chain hunger strike for their due share in employment.
Addressing a press conference at party office Udhampur, NPP president Balwant Singh Mankotia blamed that government was denying due share of employment to the youth of Jammu region. After the formation of BJP-PDP coalition Govt in the state, only 10 percent share has been given to educated youth of Jammu while 90 percent employment share was provided to youth of Kashmir, he said.
Coalition government not only deprived the youth of Jammu region in employment sector but also snatching the due rights by implementing the draconian SRO-202 and SRO-520 without considering their contribution in implementation of central or state schemes at ground level, regretted Mankotia.
Mankotia disclosed that the youth from ten district of Jammu province will participate in this agitation and a team of youth from each district will sit on 24-hour hunger strike in front of the statute of Maharaja Hari Singh Ji at Tawi Bridge.
He further informed that on Monday, 15th of January, educated youth of Reasi district would participate in the chain hunger strike while youth from Udhampur on Jan 16, Kathua on Jan 17, Samba on Jan 19, Ramban on Jan 20, Rajouri on Jan 21, Doda on Jan 22, Kishtwar on Jan 23 and the youth of Poonch will sit on hunger strike on Jan 24, 2018.