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Kashmiris facing identity crisis, insecurity of jobs and land after abrogation of Article 370: Sadhotra

Jammu, October 04, 2021 (PPI-OT): Ajay Kumar Sadhotra, former Minister and senior leader of National Conference has said that abrogation Articles 370 and 35-A has increased miseries of common man of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir manifold.


According to Kashmir Media Service, he said this in response to the statement of RSS Chief Dr. Mohan Lal Bhagwat at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium at Jammu University regarding annulling of Article 370. While addressing youth National Conference workers in Jammu, Sadhotra added that Dr. Bhagwat is in Jammu for four days, he must have also got feedback from his own people.


National Conference leader said that since the abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A, a feeling of Identity crisis, insecurity of jobs and land has housed the minds and hearts of common man in Jammu and Kashmir especially in Jammu. The people are feeling that BJP has betrayed with their huge mandate. “Fast rise in unemployment has frustrated the youth. Youth feels disgusted, dischanted and helpless. And moreover, trade is also being snatched by the people other than the residents of Jammu and Kashmir. It has also made traders community disgusted as one after the other trade is being snatched by outsiders,” said Mr. Sadhotra.


Senior National Conference leader asserted that timing of annulling Article 370 and 35-A in 2019 was not appropriate to push the agenda of Sangh Parivar to annul Article 370 and 35-A. “It is first time in the political history of Jammu and Kashmir that all parties and leaders from both the regions are demanding full-fledged state before assembly elections as a matter of confidence building measure. BJP leadership should show magnanimity and give full statehood to the people of J and K to instill trust.


Annulling of Article 370 and 35-A has created atmosphere of trust deficit, unemployment and identity crisis for people of Jammu and Kashmir especially Jammu as more and more people are coming for employment, business and purchase of land in Jammu from outside. Others who spoke are Sh Ghar Singh Corporator, Swaran Singh Manhas, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Prof. Nasib Dass, Master Ravi Kumar, Rishi Kumar, Kusum Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Surinder Kumar, S. Jasbir Singh and Balbir Singh Langeh.


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