Provincial President National Conference for Jammu, Devender Singh Rana on Saturday claimed that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has taken up with Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, the issue regarding special package for recruitment in armed and paramilitary forces for the border youth living along International Border and Line of Control from Kathua to Gurez.
As per a statement Rana was speaking at a function held in connection with Shaheedi Diwas of Sepoy Subash Chandra of 10 Dogra.
Referring to the problems faced by the border people in the wake of shelling from across the border for past few weeks, Rana said this is a situation that was not expected as India had engaged Pakistan in a meaningful dialogue. The ceasefire agreement of 2003, he said, had worked well for almost a decade bringing cheer in the lives of the people. He hoped good sense to prevail upon Pakistan so that this nightmarish era ends which has created uncertainty among the border dwellers. At the same time, he urged the people not to get panicky and stay put in their areas as the government forces and the government was well poised to meet the situation.