NEET row: Traders’ body to campaign for awareness in youth

NEET row: Traders’ body to campaign for awareness in youth

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) on Tuesday said it would initiate a campaign for making the youth of the state aware about New Delhi’s “plan to destruct Jammu and Kashmir and its special status”.
In a statement issued here, the KEA chairman and Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation president, Haji Mohammed Yasin Khan, accused the state government of mishandling the sensitive case regarding the implementation of NEET in the state.
Khan said rather than making the matter subjudice in the apex court of India, the state government should have specifically sought exemption from the BJP government in New Delhi.
“Given the special status of our state by virtue of Article 370, and BJP being party to the alliance, the JK government could have sought special exemption from the central government itself than making the case subjudice,” Khan said.
“Such conspiracies are intolerable and KEA will start a youth contact programme to awaken youth against this well-planned conspiracy aimed at destructing Jammu and Kashmir and its special status in the name of nationalised MBBS and BDS. We will fight the matter tooth and nail even if it means a decisive battle with the rightwing forces,” Khan said.
Khan said conversion of Regional Engineering College at Hazratbal into NIT has already proved disastrous for the state of Jammu and Kashmir and that the government wants “to legitimise the role of RSS further in the specialised colleges in the state”.
“Such conspiracies are intolerable and KEA will start a youth contact programme to awaken youth against this well-planned conspiracy aimed at destructing Jammu and Kashmir and its special status in the name of nationalised MBBS and BDS. We will fight the matter tooth and nail even if it means a decisive battle with the rightwing forces,” Khan said.
He appealed the youth of Jammu and Ladakh provinces to get united and fight for this cause.
Khan also cautioned the state government of “far-reaching consequences” should the government fail to get rid of NEET in J&K.
“The order needs to be revoked come what may,” he said.