Unemployment a ticking time-bomb: Tarigami

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami, Thursday termed unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir state as a ticking time-bomb.

In a statement, Tarigami said, “As per media reports, in just 15 days more than 1.5 lakh postgraduates have registered themselves with the state government as unemployed. The number could be much higher as time for registration was limited. Plus, there are a large number of people with lesser or no qualifications, besides the skilled and unskilled youth.”

Quoting an official report, he said that unemployment rate in the state is higher than the national average. “The woes of the increasing educated unemployed youth are multiplying with each passing day.”

He urged the government to come up with some policy to tackle the issue and “save the society from falling into a crisis.