Kathua, March 13
Jammu Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) celebrated its foundation day here in Kathua on Tuesday. During the event panthers activists also carried out bike rally from Kalibari to Shaheedi Chowk Kathua.
Addressing reporters Mankotia said that time has come to raise the separate state demand vigorously for seeking our due rights, share in funds and employment to the educated youth of Jammu region.
Addressing the party workers on the foundation at Kathua, ex-MLA and NPP state president Balwant Singh Mankotia recalled that on 23rd March 1982, Jammu Kashmir National Panther Party was flouted and started movement to root out discrimination with Jammu region.
He blamed that national parties BJP and Congress after seeking vote from Jammu people formed government with Kashmir based National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party and forced nationalist people of Jammu region to bow down before Kashmir based political parties. People of Jammu region never get equal share in development, education, employment and remain neglected since independence, regretted Mankotia.
He cautioned the people that time has come to carve the separate Jammu state so that people of Jammu region get their due share in development, employment as per their desire.