Kashmiri Pandits demand PM Employment Package

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 00:12

Jammu: Several Kashmiri Pandit youths on Thursday
held demonstration against the state government for "delay" in
implementation of Prime Minister`s employment package for
youths of the displaced community.

"The employment package was announced long back in April,
2008 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, but still it has not
been fully implemented in the state," Youth All India Kashmiri
Samaj (YAIKS) president R K Bhat told reporters here.

He said that of the 6,000 jobs announced under the
package, only 1,438 posts have been filled so far.

"It clearly shows discrimination against the KP youths at
the hands of State administration...since the last two decades
after KPs displacement, we have not been given our employment
share in the state and central governments," Bhat said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 00:12

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