National Conference on Tuesday called the attempts to abrogate Article 35-A anti-youth and catastrophic to socio-economic structure of the state.
National Conference denigrated the attempts to dilute the special provisions promised by Article 35 A while underscoring the point that employment rate in J&K was among the lowest in the country.
“Our youth have no opportunities of jobs, our businesses are always in doldrums due to the prevalent scenario. Now does New Delhi want to snatch whatever little we have here for our people,” the party’s Provincial Spokesperson said.
“Out of 14 DM seats in our state, 9 have been allotted to doctors from outside the state. This scenario not only deprives doctors from J&K of higher education opportunities but has an immediate and long term implication which has catastrophic consequences for health care sector in the state,” he said.
“With people from across the country free to contend for a job or a seat in educational institute here opportunities for states populace will shrink inevitably.”
Calling the moves to abrogate Art 35 A, which was incorporated in the Constitution through a Presidential order to safeguard the welfare of the people of J&K, atrocious, he said, “Now with abrogation of Art 35 A hanging in the air, there are apprehensions that it might not just change the demographics but will bring about socio economic devastation in Jammu & Kashmir where jobs, employment opportunities, scholarships will become a dream for our youth.”