Coming down heavily on the PDP-BJP coalition government for its 'failure' to address the aspirations of youth, former minister and chairman Democratic Party (Nationalist), Ghulam Hassan Mir Sunday claimed the policies adopted by the government are pushing educated younger generation of Kashmir into militancy.
"Only a year before, we could see our youth taking an active part in their career making, sports, education and economic development of the society. But today the same youth is disappointed and hopeless. With hope, the youth came out and participated enthusiastically in elections so that they could see their and Kashmir's future turning bright. But they feel cheated and their hopes dashed to dust due to the wrong policies adopted by the government," Mir said while addressing a rally at Agar, Magam.
"Today our youth are forced to turn back to militancy and the facts are before us," he said, alleging that the situation created by the Mufti Muhammad Sayeed led coalition government in the state has vitiated the peaceful atmosphere of the state.
"Present dispensation's promises with youth about employment have proved hollow and the government is callously under inertia in its efforts to ameliorate the condition of youth. No effort is being made by the government on the front of employment generation. Instead an anti-youth job policy is being formulated," he claimed.
He said the previous government, of which he was a part, had started giving incentives to the unemployed educated youth. "The present government instead of enhancing the incentive amount given to the youth has all together stopped it, which is a grave injustice," Mir said.