SRINAGAR: MLA Langate, Er Rashid, on Thursday expressed deep concern over the methodology being adopted for the recruitment of police constables in the state, and warned the government against adopting multiple ways to change the demography within the civil and police administration.
In a statement, he said, “The recruitment made in the police department has been by and large fair, but the norms fixed through the advertisement notice have fulfilled the vicious agenda of those forces who never think beyond communal lines.”
“The proposal to create two border battalions in J&K is unacceptable, and straight away aimed at decreasing the number of the majority community in Jammu & Kashmir police,” he said.
He added that J & K police have nothing to do with the surveillance of borders and it is primarily the duty of army and BSF to protect borders. “If the government sincerely believes in empowering people of border areas, they must ensure the 60% reservation for residents of border areas in the ten lac army and BSF serving in J & K,” he said, adding, “The government will never do that as it is BJP-PDP ruling the state and nothing lies in the hands of Mehbooba Mufti. In fact, BJP is implementing its agenda in letter and spirit and is adamant to corner the majority community in the state only for its vote bank.”
He said if government believes in empowering border residents by creating border battalions, one has a right to ask why the government cannot raise few south Kashmir oriented battalions as the youth in that part of the state feel completely alienated.
“Let the government recruit police constables at district level with population to be the criteria so that all sections of society feel accommodated and get their rights,” he said.
He cautioned Mehbooba Mufti about the possible consequences of the issue, and appealed all the sections of society to get together to fight for the rights of the majority community, which is being deprived tactfully in every field.