J&K Workers Party hails PM for domicile law amendment

SRINAGAR: Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making timely amendment to the new laws reserving all jobs for its domiciles, the Jammu Kashmir Workers Party (JKWP) has appealed the PM to revisit his Kashmir policy.
In a statement, the JKWP president, Mir Junaid said that time has come that Modi should revisit his Kashmir policy and ensure measures for prosperity of youth and development in the UT for everlasting peace not only in Jammu and Kashmir but entire Indian sub-continent.
After holding a meeting with the party leaders, Mir termed the exclusive reservation of jobs for the domiciles of J&K as a goodwill gesture of the PM towards the residents of this UT. He, however, said that some more amendments were needed to win the hearts in this region, especially of the youth.
Agreeing that giving domicile to children of officials who served in J&K for 10 years was need of the hour, Mir said making such new domiciles eligible for jobs should need some classification so that the youth of Jammu and Kashmir remain contended with such historic developments.
“The eligibility for jobs for new domiciles needs to a bit different from that for the already existing residents of JK. We urge central government to allot a certain quota (5 to 10%) for candidates with 10 or more years of domicile and to allocate the remaining for the old natives,” the JKWP said.
Explaining this point further, Junaid said: “There is a need for generation system where 4th generation may be treated at par with the natives and every time a candidate, with 10 or more years of domicile, may be treated as the first generation to avail jobs from 5 to 10 % quota. Or else, it will severely hamper the job opportunities for the natives and will do injustice to their cause”.
Terming SRO 202 a gross injustice and exploitation of JK’s educated youth, Mir sought its complete revocation. He also appealed the Prime Minister to announce a mega employment package for the JK youth who have been victims of unemployment mainly due to decades of dynastic rule and corruption that deprived them of due share in job openings.

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