Jammu Tawi, April 23
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) Chairman and Former Minister Harsh Dev Singh lambasted the dispensation for making a mockery of the tall ‘Beti bachao, Beti Padhao slogan bugled by the Saffron brigade. He was addressing a press conference in Jammu today.
While addressing the gathering, Harsh Dev Singh accused the State government for compelling the protestors to come on the roads to draw its attention towards their miseries.
He lamented that the government’s apathy towards the protesting youth had established the fact that it treated the educated youth like disposable commodities by depriving them of their legitimate claims of regularization. Admonishing the coalition and BJP in particular Singh said that the slogans of ‘Achey Din’ and ‘Beti bachao, Beti Padhao’ were only “jumlas” for the public consumption and nothing else.
He wondered that what kind of regime was running in the country where such signature slogans were sold with a big splash incurring thousand of cores of rupees thereof while the daughters of the soil were tormented and left in lurch under the open skies.
Expressing his concern for the waning protestors, Singh regretted that the chain hunger strike had deteriorated the condition of many lecturers besides several women teachers were hospitalized time and again but the State government had despicably failed to respond to the call of the teaching community as none from the dispensation so far bothered to pay visit to the venue despite knowing about their worsened health.
He urged the Chief Minister to settle the issues of contractual lecturers to standby the truth that the actual place of teachers was in the classrooms and not under the roadside tents.
Gagan Pratap Singh Gen. Secy Young Panthers and Parshotam Parihar State Secy PTU were also present during the press