Jammu and Ladakh also needs attention of all party delegation

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An all party delegation led by Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting Kashmir on September 4 to interact with a cross section of people as part of efforts to bring peace in the Valley.
The flames of the fire of Valley have reached in Jammu region and there is also equally disturbance in some parts of Jammu region particularly in Poonch, Region and Chenab Valley.
This is the first visit of delegation of all party delegation of central government since violence erupted in Kashmir Valley, following death of Hizbul Commander Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016, leaving 68 people including two dead and several thousands injured.
There is no doubt that Kashmir has been burning for last 51 days but its flames have also affected the other region of state like Jammu and Ladakh.
Ladakh has suffered in tourism sector and disruption of oil supply while traders, businessmen and transporters of Jammu have suffered loss of thousands of rupees.
It may be recalled that both Jammu and Ladakh are already facing numerous problems like issue of West Pakistani refugee, POJK refugee of 1947, 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak war, besides the people residing on LoC and International Border are often victim of cross firing of Pakistan. What is more that the main grievance of discrimination from Valley based parties for last 70 years is discrimination while unemployment is also the main problem. If the people of both region like Jammu and Ladakh do not take recourse of violence and stone pelting to achieve their goal , it does not mean that they are satisfied and have no grievances or problems.
It is apparent that the main mission of delegation of all party visiting the state would be to interact with various section of society and douse fire to bring normalcy in the state.
It would be highly appreciated if delegation also visit Jammu and Ladakh and listen the grievance of the people.
The problems of all three regions are quite different. The people of Kashmir have complaint of political problems and development is secondary issue for them while the people of Jammu and Ladakh want development and removal of unemployment and they have no political problem.
Even the main stream parties of Kashmir Valley have expressed the main grievances of Kashmir as political problems. They want autonomy or self rule while the people of Jammu want to strengthen accession of the state with India. In the past, it has been observed that whenever unrest and disturbances erupts in the Valley then whosoever the party is in power give more focus in Valley and ignore Jammu and Ladakh.
This type of attitude of central government has caused resentment among the people of Jammu region, who complain of giving price being patriotic and nationalistic. We hope the delegation of all party led by Home Minister Rajnath Singh would also pay attention to the grievance of Jammu and Ladakh in
this visit.

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