Campaign for J&K's reorganisation



Jammu: A regional party in Jammu and Kashmir has decided to step up its campaign for the state's reorganisation to meet the political and economic aspirations of the three regions as it feels regional discrimination is at its peak.

Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP), having three seats in the current state assembly and a protagonist of regional balance, Wednesday called for the reorganisation of the state - which relates to greater regional empowerment, especially to Jammu and Ladakh regions.

"Reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir is on the top of agenda for 2012 to ensure justice, equity, equality and equitable legislative powers and development for all the three regions - Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu," party chief Bhim Singh told reporters here.

He said the "positive side of reorganisation has been that Ladakhis fully supported the agenda, Kashmiri leaders never opposed it and people of Jammu have been fully supporting the cause".

"The core group of the party has decided to gear up the battle in support of reorganisation from the streets to the Supreme Court," the JKNPP chief said.

The party also urged Governor NN Vohra to dissolve the present assembly, impose a short spell of Governor's rule in the state and hold fresh elections on the basis of reorganisation.

IANS