Issuing PRC’s at School Level: ‘Move Aims to Make Refugees, Outsiders as Subjects of J&K’

KL Report


A Law maker from Kashmir Thursday termed it as a ‘sinister’ move on part of BJP-PDP Government to issue Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) at the school level in the State.

“There is something fishy and I personally believe the move is aimed at to make non-state subjects doing and residing illegally in Jammu as the subject of Jammu and Kashmir,” Hakim Muhammad Yasin told CNS adding that the process of issuing PRC’s has already begun in Jammu.

Pertinently, a few days back, BJP leader and Minister of State for Revenue Sunil Kumar Sharma during his visit to Katra had said that the government has taken up a project to issue Permanent Resident Certificate and caste certificates at the school level. The Minister had added that the government have started the project in Kishtwar district on a trial basis in 17 Schools and have issued over 500 certificates so far.

Hakim Muhammad Yasin said that BJP in its election manifesto had promised to border residents and West Pakistan Hindu refugees that it will grant them state subject rights, the move that was resented by the people of Kashmir.

“When BJP failed in its designs, it has come up with a new plan and have now started issuing PRC’s at school level especially in Jammu Division. This is an attempt to change the demography of the state. We should keep this fact in mind that there are numerous illegal colonies in Jammu where non-state subjects reside. Besides, there are thousands of non-subjects who work as traders, labourers, and businessmen in Jammu and there is quite possibility that the children of these people will get PRC’s and after a decade or a two, the State will witness a major shift in demographic character,” Yasin said.


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