Jammu Tawi, December 13
For the sake of restoration of the identity of Dogra land which has been facing crisis since decades, hundreds of Panthers Party activists spearheaded by Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNP and Yash Paul Kundal State president Young Panthers staged a massive protest at Exhibition Ground today seeking insertion of Jammu region’s name in the abbreviations of various Administrative Services of the State besides equitable promotional opportunities for the Jammu based Administrative officers.
While addressing the media, Harsh Dev Singh strongly condemned the successive State governments for terming the Administrative Services of J&K as KAS, KPS and KCS in official records and sought the rectification of anomalous situation by duly incorporating Jammu region’s name in the abbreviations for the said services. He exhorted the present State government to rename the said Administrative Services as JKAS, JKPS and JKCS respectively so as to address the sentiments of various aspiring groups and regions. He regretted that the aforesaid Services continued to omit the name of Jammu region from their nomenclature by mentioning the same as KAS, KPS and KCS in official records thus hurting the self esteem and pride of Jammu region. He said that the name of the State being J&K, it was highly preposterous to disregard the identity of Jammu region by omitting to make its mention in the highest level administrative services of the state.
Yash Paul Kundal while expressing despair over the said issue, maintained that the present government besides redressing the concerns of Jammuites for equal opportunities and equitable resources should also redress the larger issue of Jammu’s pride and honour in the proper perspective so as to satiate the regional aspirations.
Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included Rajesh Padgotra, Nirmal Kishore, Udhayveer, Purshotam Parihar, Satvir, Kailash Mohan, Raj Kumar, Ravinder Jamwal.