SRS extends support
Ramnagar: While hailing the announcement of a new Medical College at Handwara, Kashmir approved last week by the Govt. of India at a whopping cost of Rs 325 crores, Harsh Dev Singh Chairman-JKNPP and former Minister called for appropriate measures to upgrade the fast deteriorating healthcare sector in both Urban and Rural areas of Jammu region as well.
He said that while outdated equipments, lack of infrastructure and defunct machinery ailed the Urban Health Care, the rural institutions seemed to have been abandoned by the govt. with hardly any doctors and life saving drugs therein.
Addressing public meetings in Kulwanta and Bari villages of Ramnagar Constituency, he alleged neglect of Jammu region with regard to development and allied sectors even after abrogation of controversial Article 370.
Singh said that the govt. seemed to be completely focused on Kashmir. While it was laudable that the orchardists/farmers of Kashmir were covered under Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) to procure their Apples, saffron and Walnut, the farmers of Jammu region were ignored despite huge losses sustained by them due to unseasonal rains which largely damaged the crops.
Referring further to the mega sports event ‘Khelo Kashmir’ organized in Srinagar last week by the govt. and attended among others by BJP Vice President, Avinash Rai Khanna, Singh said it again revealed the biased mindset of the government which had failed to provide similar opportunity to the budding talent and sportsmen of Jammu region.
While Jammu region continues to be given differential, discriminatory treatment post Article 370 abrogation, it has been subjected to further deprivation of essential services including mobile internet on the pretext of Kashmir crisis, lamented Harsh.
He appealed the students, youth, traders, transporters and civil society to support the Jammu Bandh on December 7 so as to highlight the pressing concerns of the public of Jammu.
Meanwhile Shri Ram Sena (SRS), Jammu and Kashmir has extended support to the Jammu Bandh call given by Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP).
“We supports the Jammu Bandh call by JKNPP on December 7 over the total failure of the Central Government on all fronts and to fulfill the genuine issues of people”, SRS President of J&K Rajiv Mahajan said in a statement issued here.
“The Shri Ram Sena has been raising these issues from time to time but Central Government has totally failed to respect the aspirations of Jammuites,” he said.