Sikhs denied jobs in police: APSCC
Srinagar, Aug 21: All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee has accused the government of denying jobs to the eligible Sikh candidates in police department.
In a statement, APSCC said, a meeting was held to decide the fate of Sikh community living in Kashmir. “On Saturday, the State government willingly put out the eligible Sikh youth from the process of recruitment in police department in the presence of high rank officers. This proves that it was all done on the instruction of the coalition government,” the participants said.
“This openly shows that government wants minority community to migrate from Kashmir as happened in 1989 by the hands of weak government. Although APSCC was assured by Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah that they (Sikhs) will be given priority in terms of employment but, once again they betrayed the Sikhs of J&K in all respect.”
The participants said “majority community always welcomed the Sikhs to live in Kashmir and extended all cooperation during crisis, but government policies were compelling Sikhs to migrate so that one they continue with mass killing on the name of migration and militancy as they did earlier.”
“The Sikhs were forced to temporarily migrate during militancy, from villages to city in Valley. This was not the fault of Sikhs and Muslims, but of the Central and state Government which failed to provide all the important basic amenities including security, which also resulted in migration of Kashmiri Pandits and other,” the participants said adding the Sikhs migrated for the sake of education of their children and security to City and towns in the valley and faced many hardships during the whole process.
“But now when the time has come for their employment, government cheated them at the cost of migrants, who are enjoying privileged life and even newly constructed houses are given to them,” they said, adding the government had failed to resolve the genuine demands of Sikhs compelling the community to go for state wide agitation.
APSCC Chairman, Jagmohan Singh Raina said Sikhs were adored during election for getting votes and now government “challenge” the presence of Sikh community in valley by “demanding all sorts of proofs and certificates”. “Even though they are having them, but still they were kept out during all types of recruitment process in state as well as in valley,” he added.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 21 Aug 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 21 Aug 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Aug 2011 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM KASHMIR
- 17 fall ill after inhaling ‘toxic gas’ in Baramulla
- Sikhs denied jobs in police: APSCC
- 45 kg charas seized, smuggler held
- Quran continued source of guidance for Muslims: Prof Omer
- Oxygen supply affected in NICU G B Panth; attendants aghast
- India open to multilateralism with South, Central Asian neighbours: ICWA
- GOI should have appointed Parliamentary delegation not interlocutors: Tarigami
- Probe all disappearance cases in Kashmir: SHRC
- ILLEGAL STONE QUARRIES IN BARAMULLA FOREST
- PDA demolishes former MLC’s under construction structure
- Muslim Personal Law Board organizes Nazool Quran Conference
- Imamiyah Jurisprudence sources released
- Al-Hamdan organises final Natiya competition
Baramulla, Aug 21: At least 17 people fell ill after inhaling ‘toxic gas’ emanating from a cylinder kept in a scrap dealers shop at Jhelum market in Baramulla town on Sunday.The affected persons, who complained More
- Srinagar City
No commercial structure bottlenecks to be removed from busy City centre road
Srinagar, Aug 21: The much hyped Dalgate-Batamaloo “road widening” seems to be more of a dream sold to people than a development that can ease traffic congestion in the City centre. And reasons to this More
Jammu, Aug 21: The fate of much hyped plan to install traffic lights in Jammu city still hangs in balance as ‘bureaucratic interference’ has almost led to derailment of the proposed project envisaged to More
- South Asia
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Karachi, Aug 21: With violence continuing unabated in Karachi, pressure is mounting on the ruling PPP to call in the military's assistance for restoring law and order in the troubled city, that is More
London, Aug 21: Iran and Saudi Arabia helped Al Qaeda carry out the 9/11 attacks, a book claims. "The Eleventh Day", authored by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, produces a compelling argument that More