Harassment of JK students: Govt raises issue with Union Home Ministry

JAMMU: Government raised the issue of students facing problems in other parts of India with Union Home Ministry, a government spokesman said on Sunday.
While expressing his resolve to provide better environment and facilities to J&K students outside the state, Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh raised the issue in 27th meeting of Northern Zonal Council, chaired by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
“Dr. Singh mentioned that youth of the state face some difficulties when they go outside the state especially under Himayat, which is a training-cum-placement programme. He stressed for solving this matter at the earliest so that youth will feel comfortable outside their hometown and good message will be reflected in the state,” the government spokesman informed.
The States of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, NCT of Delhi and Union Territory of Chandigarh, participated in the council.
The Zonal Council meet is essential for the strengthening of the Centre-State relations. Several social, economic and development issues were discussed during the meeting, which have currently assumed importance in the context of inter-state and centre-state relations.
Dr. Singh also raised the issue of providing employment as near as possible to the affected people of Basoli Town whose valuable land submerged in Ranjeet Sagar Dam project after Punjab government recruited them to far off from their homes.
“Regarding the issue of providing jobs to the affected People of Basoli Town to the nearest Places Chief Minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal , assured Dr. Singh that necessary steps will be taken in this regard to shift the people from far flung areas and provided them employment opportunities nearer to the Basoli Town as early as possible,” the spokesman said.