Timely decision in view of people's aspirations: BJP

Welcoming the amendments to the J&K domicile laws, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said it will ensure that all jobs were being reserved for “residents” of the Union Territory.

In a statement, BJP spokesperson Darakhshan Andrabi termed the amendment as a “timely decision taken by the central government keeping in view the aspirations of the people.” 

Andrabi said the government was willing to go to any extent to “usher new era of prosperity, development and peace in J&K.”

She said the party was committed to give a “new Jammu and Kashmir” to people who have been subjected to “political exploitation, corruption and militancy by the ruling dispensations during the past 70 years.”

“New job opportunities are being created in the UT in the days to come and this amendment will benefit local unemployed youth a lot”, said Andrabi.

She hit pout at the political opponents for their criticism of the domicile law, saying they were responsible for all miseries of people of J&K.

“Those who deceived the innocent people of J&K for seven decades are now talking about aspirations of the people, “said the BJP spokesperson. 

Several other BJP leaders also welcomed the amendments in the domicile law. “We welcome it and everybody should the amendments,” BJP spokesperson, Sunil Sethi said.

BJP spokesman Altaf Thakur thanked the central leadership especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah for considering the demand of people, especially youth of Kashmir. “It was because of the hectic lobbying and efforts of J&K based BJP leaders that the Centre was persuaded to amend the domicile law,” he said.