‘Disenchantment among Kashmiri youth direct consequence of BJP-PDP’s imprudent policies’

‘Disenchantment among Kashmiri youth direct consequence of BJP-PDP’s imprudent policies’

Srinagar: The National Conference leader Salman Ali Sagar on Thursday said that disenchantment among the Kashmiri youth is the direct consequence of the former BJP-PDP’s imprudent policies.
“The ambivalent attitude of the incumbent administration towards the youth issues is of great concern to every right thinking person. Today the youth of Kashmir don’t share any sense of belonging towards the government. While the fact remains that youth of any society is one of the primary stakeholders in the process of national building,” he said in a statement.
He said: Unfortunately, the generation that stepped into their teens after 2015 didn’t see any positives. The alienation that has beset the new generation is increasing day by day in absence of a well thought-out employment policy, skill development and entrepreneurship initiatives. Both the central government and the former State government have failed to come up with an effective youth oriented scheme.
Salman said the aspirations of the youth of Kashmir are no different than their counterparts living elsewhere in the country and that the need of the hour demanded to channelise their potential, which he said was not being done.
“The sheer nepotism, cronyism and corruption as was rife during the former BJP-PDP government has disenfranchised the youth to its core. However, the governor administration proved equally inefficient to rise up to the expectations of the youth. We don’t see anything being done in creating more job avenues in the valley,” he added.
He said that what good was achieved by the former Omar Abdullah led government was put into an abyss. “Schemes like SKEWPY, Udhaan, Himayat had revolutionized the employability in our state. The seed capital initiatives, the remuneration for unemployed had filled the youth of state with enthusiasm. However the situation turned for bad after BJP-PDP had their hands on the affairs of the state. The youth of our state remembers how they were robbed of their merit by the former coalition government,” he said.