JK News Today
Jammu, January 4: An emergency meeting of All Jammu and Kashmir Kissan Union was held at Jammu to discuss the arbitrarily advertised posts of teachers in the state thereby utterly discriminating the Jammu region.
Out of the total posts advertised about 85 percent posts have been allotted to all the districts of Kashmir, whereas, only 15 percent of the total seats have been allotted to Jammu province and that too to four districts of Jammu. No posts have been advertised for the districts of Kishtwas, Doda, Poonch, Jammu, Ramban, Leh and Kargil. The participants were bitter on the repeated acts of discrimination with Jammu. Recently out of eleven posts of Munsiff Magistrate only two have been appointed in Jammu region and nine in Kashmir region.
The meeting was chaired by advocate Ashok Sharma former legislator whereas Jhangir Mir former Vice Chairman of J&K Legislative Council was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Vinod Sharma prominent political leader and activist stated that 1800 schools of Jammu has been abolished by merging various schools. He said that infact because of remoteness of the Jammu region there should be more schools and teachers in Jammu province.
B.C Raina a known trade unionist there are large number of posts in Jammu province which are vacant and need to be filled up immediately. He said all merged schools should be segregated.
Khilari Lal Kouran, Advocate emphasized upon immediate legal action in the matter and get the advertisement of teachers stayed besides apprising the general public by press conferences and protests.
Ashwani Sharma Advocate for protests up to block level and meeting the concerned authorities and the local representatives to defer the decision till the posts, are properly rationalized for both the regions and removal of regional imbalance in this regard.
The young participants advocate for protest demonstrations and pad yatras to educate the public and get the matter deferred till equitable distribution is made for both regions. They said that official statements in this regard be also ascertained for the facts and figured expressed.
Capt. L.K. Sharma emphasized that fighting for justice should be endevour of all and issue be studied threadbare and projected strongly with facts and figures.
Jhangir Mir in his remarks said that communication gap hinders us to fight collectively against in justice. He said we are not against any region but we should assert and raise voice for the justice. While lauding the governing era of Maharaja of the state he said that even declaring Urdu as official language was done by him to link up the entire state to communicate.
He said contractual teachers are already fighting for their rights. He further said that institutions of Anganwari workers need to be resorted. He stated that representatives of the people have direct responsibility to secure legitimate rights of the people.
Ashok Sharma in his concluding remarks termed the discrimination with Jammu region in appointment of teachers a very serious issue. He endorsed the views and suggestions of the participants and said that a concrete strategy will soon be deviced to fight this issue tooth and nail.