Warring groups suspend agitation
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Aug 8: The warring groups on Monday decided to suspend their ongoing agitation following the appointment of the former Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir S S Bloeria as the first Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Jammu (CU-J).
These groups have also welcomed the Bloeria’s appointment and hoped that the prestigious institution of Central University would be made functional soon.
“Our agitation in the form of 15 days relay hunger strike simultaneously came to an end today with the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor. It is not only the achievement but also the great victory of Jammuites especially student community as they have achieved their goal,” Jammu Province Peoples Forum (JPPF) convenor Paviter Singh told Greater Kashmir.
Similarly, Pushvinder Singh Manhas, in charge National Panthers Students Union (NPSU), which has also launched the relay hunger strike over the delay in making Jammu Central University functional, said, “We have decided to suspend our agitation for next three months. Our activists who are on strike will be offered juice tomorrow to break the hunger strike. Our main motto is that the Central University should be made functional from the current academic session and if the V-C failed to do so, we will chalk out future course of action after three months.”
He also termed the appointment of Bloeria as first victory of students and appealed the students to mark the occasion with grand celebrations.
Meanwhile, JPPF has called the meeting of its core group on August 11 to chalk out its future strategy.
“We will meet on August 11 to review and decide further line of action vis-à-vis other issues of discrimination against Jammu region,” Paviter Singh said.
“We will take up the issues of delimitation of assembly constituencies, less allocation of development funds to Jammu region, etc,” he said, adding that people will be made aware about the alleged discrimination with Jammu by the state as well as the Centre.
Panun Kashmir, a frontal organisation of Kashmiri Pandits, has hailed the victory of people of Jammu for their persistent struggle against the “discrimination” and “denial of their rights” by the powers at state as well as the centre.
“The restoration of central University and appointment of local V-C is a significant victory for the people of Jammu. The role of JPPF in giving a lead to the people of Jammu in their struggle is a matter of great pride and admiration. The students and people of different walks of a life of Jammu remained steadfast in their resolve to bring Central University in function,” Panun Kashmir chief Agnishekar said.
Similarly, Jammu West Assembly Movement (JWAM), which had given the Jammu bandh call on August 17 to protest the delay in establishment of the Central University, also welcomed the Bloeria’s appointment and called off the Jammu bandh.
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