Jammu, Apr 4: Welcoming amendment in the domicile order, Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) has questioned double standard of BJP as they had welcomed the “discriminatory” nature of the earlier order.
“BJP spokespersons in Jammu were justifying discriminatory earlier domicile where youth of Jammu and Kashmir were pushed to the wall,” the JKAP leaders, Manjit Singh, and Vikram Malhotra in a statement here.
“You are exposed before the youth. When JKAP President Syed Altaf Bukhari initiated efforts and criticized the earlier domicile in strong words, your leaders were busy to justify discrimination with Jammu’s youth,” they said.
They advised the BJP’s State Unit to stop misleading the people in Jammu.
“How can you justify it in earlier form when it had ignored rights of the educated youth? You are exposed before Jammuites as you are claiming that it was amended because of your efforts,” the statement read.
After abrogation of special status from Jammu and Kashmir, they said, J&K Apni Party had promised “domicile and restoration of Statehood.”
“We are seriously working to fulfil all the promises which we have made to the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” they said.
“When all other political parties were silent, JKAP President Syed Altaf Bukhari took initiatives after expressing his strong resentment over the discriminatory nature of earlier domicile order where only level-4 Government jobs were reserved for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir,” the statement added.
The party leaders welcomed the amendment and thanked on behalf of the youth of Jammu division to Altaf Bukhari with whose initiative, the Government of India amended the earlier domicile order.
The JKAP leaders thanked Union Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval for their support and amendment in the earlier domicile order.
The JKAP leaders said “Jammu and Kashmir lacks job opportunities in private sectors bring hilly terrain and suffering from militancy since last three decades. There was urgent need to amend and reserve jobs for the youth.”
They alleged that the earlier domicile order was totally contrary to the promises made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the floor of the House.