Jammu, Jan 3:
Union minister Jitendra Singh hit out at those raking up the issue of
safeguards as regards domicile in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday and said the
region would have safeguards that were appropriate for a Union territory.
sought adequate legal and constitutional safeguards to protect the rights of
the locals to land and jobs.
Conference (NC) also urged the government to clear the ambiguities regarding
jobs, land and delimitation in Jammu and Kashmir.
have safeguards, which are appropriate for a Union territory,” Singh said,
addressing the officers of the Jammu and Kashmir government at a three-day
training programme on the general fund rules here.
you that domicile and such provisions will not be safeguarded? Those raising
such issues should be questioned as to why they denied people provisions (of
the Centre for the benefit of people) for the last 72 years. They should first
answer that,” he added.
the minister said, “We will have delimitation also. Everything will
happen. When it happens, do not resort to complaining. Those making a hue and
cry will have problems that their constituencies have been reserved.”
He said the land
prices had gone up by 40 per cent in Jammu.
Referring to an
advertisement issued by the high court, opening recruitment to aspirants from
all over the country, Singh said within 24 hours, it was withdrawn.
stuck to prestige. Could it have been possible during the days of the previous
governments? We realised that this was anomalous unless rules were
framed,” he said
president Devender Singh Rana urged the government to clear the ambiguities as
regards jobs, land and delimitation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Amidst a growing
demand for domicile certificates and job protection following the abrogation of
Article 370 of the Constitution, the Jammu and Kashmir unit of the ruling BJP
assured people last month that their rights would be protected to the maximum
permissible limits under the Constitution.
was already working to protect the rights of the locals as regards land
ownership, industries and jobs, state BJP”s chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi
said in a statement here.
In an apparent
reference to the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) and the
Congress, who are demanding domicile certificates and job protection, he
alleged that left without any logical stand and political issues, these parties
were trying to incite people by making false and irresponsible statements.
Cong demands statehood with legal safeguards
Monitor News Bureau
Jammu, Jan 3: The
Congress in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reiterated its demand of full statehood
with adequate legal and constitutional safeguards for the protection of the
rights of locals in government land and jobs.
On the Centre
mulling incorporating certain provisions to protect the rights of the locals in
government jobs and land, it said the government should explain as why it first
totally nullified all these protection.
the BJP government acts first and thinks later, as is evident from their
present stand on these issues,” a party spokesperson said.
restoration of full statehood with adequate legal and constitutional safeguards
for the protection of the rights of locals, he said.
According to a
home ministry official, the Centre is examining the option of introducing
mandatory requirement of 15-year residency in government jobs, ownership of
land, seats in professional and college education in Jammu and Kashmir to allay
apprehensions of locals.