Kashmiri Pandits on hunger strike for govt jobs

Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 22:32

Jammu: Protesting against the J&K government`s
alleged failure in filling vacant government posts, sanctioned
by the Prime Minister under special employment package,
hundreds of displaced Kashmiri Pandits on Saturday sat on hunger
strike, prompting a minister to seek 10-day time to look into
the matter.

Over 250 youths raising anti-government slogans, sat on
hunger strike at Press Club demanding filling up of remaining
1,562 posts out of total 3,000 posts sanctioned for migrant
youths.

"We have been running from pillar to post for
implementation of the cabinet order for recruitment to
remaining 1,562 post for past over one year," said Sanjay
Kaul, who led the protest.

Following the protest, Minister for Revenue and
Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla met the agitators and appealed
them to suspend the hunger strike and sought ten days
time to iron out legal hurdles in the implementation of the
employment package.

"I came here to urge you to end the hunger strike. I am
with you. Your demand is justified. We will try to solve the
issue," Bhalla, a senior Congress leader, told gathering.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 22:32

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