Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Saturday staged protests at all district headquarters of state seeking the rollback of SAC’s decision of declaring Jammu and Kashmir Bank a PSU.
Party functionaries, district presidents, and other office bearers staged protests at all district headquarters and submitted memorandums to the Concerned DC’S demanding rollback of SAC decision on JK bank.
In Anantnag, the protest was staged under the aegis of district president Muhammad Altaf Kallu, and Zonal president Dr Basher Ahmad Veeri. In Kulgam district president Abdul Majeed Bhat Larmi and provincial spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar led the protests. In Pulwama, the protests were led by district president Ghulam Mohi Ud din Mir and Javeed Rahim Bhat. Many party functionaries staged similar protests in Baramulla district led by district president Javaid Ahmad Dar, Ghulam Hassan Rahi, Riyaz Ahmad Bedar, Advocate Shahid Ali, and Masooda Neelofar.
Party functionaries in Kupwara led by district president Kaiser Jamsheed lone, Mir Saifullah, Zahid Mughal staged a protest and impressed on the rollback of SAC decision. In Badipora Mir Ghulam Rasool Naz led the protests. In Ganderbal, district president Sheikh Isfaq Jabbar led the demonstration against the decision of SAC.
In Kargil protest was led by district president Haji Haneefa, Kamar Ali Akhoon and in Leh by district president yang chang.
The protesting party leaders and functionaries showed Disapproval for the decision of SAC worrying that the decision will downgrade put the prestigious institution at par with any other state public sector undertaking.
The party functionaries maintained that the transparency is a must but not at the cost of destroying the bank.
Party functionaries underscored the despondency that orchardists and other marginalized farmers are facing in wake of the recent ill-timed snowfall and urged the incumbent governor to wave of the KCC loans.
Meanwhile, similar protests were staged by the JKNC functionaries in Jammu province where memorandums were tendered to the respective DCs.
At Jammu, a protest rally was taken out from Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan with National Conference workers carrying the placards demanding immediate roll back of the decision for the larger interests of Jammu and Kashmir which enjoy the special position.
The National Conference leaders staged sit-in dharna at heritage Raghunath Chowk and raised slogans against the decision.
The Speakers criticized the decision and expressed apprehensions that this will adversely impact the functioning of Jammu and Kashmir Bank and shake the confidence of its huge clientele.
The speakers also castigated the administration for eroding the special status of the state, saying such decisions are detrimental to the interests of the people.
At Samba, the speakers hoped that the Governor’s administration will desist from taking policy decisions, adding that these are the prerogatives of the elected democratic dispensations.