SRINAGAR: Democratic Azad Party Chairman & Former Chief Minister J&K Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said that he will continue to fight on the political front to ensure statehood is restored to Jammu and Kashmir and all the rights taken away on August 5, 2019 will be granted back to its people.

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Quoting Azad the news agency KNO reported that for lasting peace and stability, his party will create diverse employment opportunities for the youths if it gets into power after elections.

“As long as employment and economic opportunities are not created, the youth will continue to feel dejected. We have substantial youth population and we need to tap their energy positively for the growth of the country,” he said in Udhyanpur, Doda today. “We can only engage with the youth when we offer them better employment opportunities since unemployment is soaring problem in the UT and present regime have no roadmap available to tackle it.”

Azad, however, urged the Union government to fulfil its commitment of restoring the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir besides ensuring the jobs and land is secured for local populace.

He said his party is committed to stand for the legal and genuine rights of the people of UT.

“Our agenda is pro-people and we will ensure the people of Jammu and Kashmir are empowered with socioeconomic rights,” he said.

Azad concluded the three day Chenab valley tour today. During his tour of the valley he met hundreds of people and apprised them about the party agenda. Hundreds of people joined his party in Chenab Valley.

He assured the people of Chenab Valley that he will not ignore them and the region will emerge as an epicentre of economic activities if his party secures the win in elections whenever they take place.

“We all know that Chenab valley was overlooked by successive regimes. The region has immense economic crisis with poor job opportunities for the local educated youth. I hail from the region and I know its potential and challenges,” he said.

Azad said that he has a clear vision for the Chenab Valley in which not only the fresh economic opportunities will be created but the infrastructure will be developed at par with international standards. “Chenab valley is living in my heart and it is my home. It will emerge as a role model for the whole country if my party comes into power”.  Among others who addressed the public meeting were former Minister G.M. Saroori, former Minister Ab Majid Wani, Former MLC Naresh Gupta, DAP Senior leader Aslam Goni & others.


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