Unemployed Kashmiri Pandits hold protest

Last Updated: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 15:02

Jammu: About 40 unemployed Kashmiri Pandit (KP) youth on Saturday held a demonstration here demanding implementation of Prime Minister`s Employment Package for the migrant youths of the community.

The unemployed youth, including some girls, under the banner of Youth All India Kashmiri Samaj (YAIKS) held the demonstration in front of Press Club of Jammu here around 1100 hours.

Carrying placards with slogans "implement PM`s employment package, restore our fundamental rights, secure our future and issue our appointment orders", the displaced KP youth also raised slogans in support of their demands.
Police prevented the youth from taking out a procession and dispersed them peacefully.

Under the PM`s employment package, 3,000 KP youth would get employment in different sectors in the state government in the Kashmir valley in the first phase.

The youth also demanded that their appointment orders be issued at the earliest and their postings should be done temporarily in Jammu division in view of the prevailing
situation in the Valley.


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First Published: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 15:02

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