The Apni Party believes in the strengthening of democratic institutions in J & K: Altaf Bukhari

Seeks special recruitment drives in the defence forces for IB and LoC youth; 5 marla plots for each family; and improved health care and education.

Adv Nisha Kumari organizes a one-day workers’ convention in RS Pura

R.S. Puura, June 18, 2022: Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari said his party believes in the strengthening of democratic institutions in Jammu and Kashmir and restoring the confidence of the people who feel alienated by the way bureaucracy works.

At a one-day worker’s convention in R.S. Pura, Altaf Bukhari appreciated the Apni Party leaders, particularly the Women’s Wing Provincial Secretary and Vice President of the Bar Association, RS Pura, and Adv Nisha Kumari, who had organized the convention on the border town.

At this function, Advocate Harpreet Singh, along with many others, joined the Apni Party in the presence of Party President Altaf Bukhari and other senior leaders of the party.

“J & K’s identity is unique in the rest of the country as different regions, religions, and communities live in peace here. “However, the traditional political parties are trying to widen differences based on regions and religions to get vote bank benefits,” he said while addressing the worker’s convention in RS Pura, where thousands of party leaders and workers participated.

He, however, said that “the Apni Party wants unity in Jammu and Kashmir, i.e., regionally, religiously, and economically.”

“We will never allow divisive forces to weaken the roots of brotherhood in J&K. Such forces will never succeed in J & K as we have a long history of mutual respect and inter-dependence while maintaining peace in the society, “he said and hoped that the Apni Party leaders will foil all the plans of the anti-social elements and opportunist politicians who want to garner support out of the division in the society.

“Apni Party’s mission is to bring people of different regions, religions, and languages together. We will not allow a weakening of the strength of J & K. Instead, we will strengthen the erstwhile state with peace, progress, brotherhood, development, and employment, “he said.

He said that unless there is peace, development cannot happen and development is meaningless without potential employment opportunities.

Earlier, while addressing the convention, Bukhari said that assurances were given that the people living along the international border villages would be provided 5 marla plots in the safer zones for each family living in the border villages. However, this assurance remains unfulfilled.

“We have learnt that the promises have still not been implemented in toto by providing 5 plots to all the families of extreme border villages in the safer zones, and hence, the students and elderly of such villages suffer adversely,” he said.

He said that people suffer when their students have to abandon their houses due to the fear of ceasefire violations and shift to safer places. During this time, he said, their studies suffer. In this situation, he said, the government must hold on-spot special and fast-track recruitment in paramilitary and J & K Police for the youth of the border belt along the international border as well as the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

“As the situation always remains vulnerable with the continuous threat of ceasefire violation, the government must consider the demand of the locals by organizing special recruitments for the educated youth of the border belt in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, and Akhnoor along the International Border and all along with the Line of Control in Jammu as well as Kashmir provinces,” he said.

He also referred to the growing drug addiction and poor basic facilities in the border town of RS Pura and villages, the poor implementation of the PMAY scheme and the issue of bunker construction for each family in the border villages.

In the light of ongoing protests against the Agnipath scheme for recruitment in the Indian army, he said that the government must reconsider the demands of the protesting youth.

He also said that the issues of CISF, BSF, Border Battalion, NHM employees, daily wagers, and others should also be resolved in a stipulated time by the government as it has led to the feeling of alienation among the educated youth.

Prominent among those were Senior Vice President, Ghulam Hassan Mir, Vice President of Parliamentary Board, Dilawar Mir, State General Secretary, Vijay Bakaya, Provincial President Jammu, Manjit Singh, Additional Spokesperson, Senior Adv Nirmal Kotwal, Provincial Vice President, Ex-MLA Faqir Nath, Additional General Secretary (Organisation), Arun Chibber, District President Kathua, Ex-MLA Prem Lal, OBC State Coordinator, Madan Lal Chalotra, Provincial Secretary, Kulwant Singh Chib, OBC State Coordinator, Madan Lal Chalotra, Provincial President Apni Trade Union, Raj Sharma, District President Apni Trade Union, Anirudh Vashisht, J &K Vice President Youth Wing, Raqeeq Ahmed Khan, State General Secretary Youth Wing, Abhay Bakaya, Provincial President Youth Wing, Vipul Bali, Kadak Singh, Provincial President Youth Wing, and others.

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