Recruitment policy: Jammu students boycott classes



Jammu: Students here boycotted classes for third consecutive day on Thursday and carried out a protest march against Jammu and Kashmir government's new recruitment policy.

Raising anti-government slogans, over 300 students of Jammu University, MAM and GGM colleges boycotted classes and marched towards Bikram Chowk area.

However, they were stopped midway by police and soon dispersed.

"We reject this anti-youth policy of the Omar Abdullah government in the State...The government should reverse this decision immediately, otherwise, we will intensify our agitation," ABVP leader Ragav Sharma told reporters here.

Terming the new recruitment policy as "dictatorial", he said youths in JK have lost faith in Omar's government.

The Jammu and Kashmir government had recently adopted a recruitment policy, under which a fresh recruit would get only 50 per cent of basic pay for the first two years and 75 per cent for the next three years without any allowances.

Opposition PDP and youth activists of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers party also took out protest rallies demanding scrapping of the policy.

PTI