JK News Today

JAMMU, DECEMBER 13: National Conference on Tuesday staged a massive demonstration against the decision of PDP-BJP Government over illogical and anti-student decision of demolishing a girls’ dominated school in the old city, close to the seat of power Civil Secretariat, just to create parking slot.

Leading the protesters, National Conference District President Jammu Urban Dharamvir Singh Jamwal described the measure as antithesis of “Beti Bachao, Beti-Padao” slogan of the BJP and said this exposes the party’s hypocrisy.

Jamwal assailed the insensitive and irresponsible decision of the government and sought its immediate reversal, saying that the future of girls is involved. “At a time, the government ought to have provided incentives to girls for getting ornamented with education, it is punishing them by way of dismantling their temple of learning”, he said, adding that this particular school caters to the academics of poor and weaker segments of society.

The District President Urban also described the explanation of the government that inmates of the school would be accommodated in other schools is absurd. “In fact, it needed to be developed as a model school in the heart of the city”, he added.

The students of the school also joined the protests and sought rollback of the decision for saving their academic career.

Prominent among those who participated in the protests included Provincial Secretary Sheikh Bashir, Provincial President Women Wing, Satwant Kour Dogra, Co-Chairperson NC OBC Cell Mr Abdul Gani Teli besides Dilshad Malik,  K D Singh, Rakesh Singh Rocky, Rashida Begum, Rohit Bali, Dalbir Singh, Reeta Gupta, Anju Grover, Pinki Bhat, Veena Oberoi, Manveen Kour, Sanjay Gupta, Ashok Kumar, Sucha Singh, Vikram Manhas, Sandeep Singh, Komal Manhas, Ritesh Koul, Amit Koul and others.