J&K Khana Badosh Gujjar, Bakerwal Tehreek-e-Insaaf support BJP bandh
Srinagar | Thursday, Apr 8 2010 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Khana Badosh Gujjar and Bakerwal Tehreek-e-Insaaf (KBGBTeI) has supported the Jammu bandh call given by the BJP tomorrow against the bill seeking ban on inter-district recruitment in the state.
The bill was introduced in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly last week and will be taken up tomorrow.
In a statement issued today, president of the KBGBTeI Mohammad Aslam Kohli said the members of the community will oppose this bill.
''It was discriminatory against us and we will launch an agitation if government went ahead to pass the bill in the assembly,'' he said.
Appreciating the BJP members in the House who oppose the bill, Kohli said we extend our full support to BJP bandh call.
He appealed to people of Jammu region to make the bandh call a success.
He said all Schedule Tribe (ST) organisations have unanimously resolved to support strike so that ruling coalition is forced to withdraw the bill.
Supporting the striking government employees, Kohli said government should fulfill all its promises made with the employees. A bill was introduced in the House seeking a ban on inter-district recruitments.
Members from the ruling National Conference, opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and an independent, representing five Assembly constituencies, spread over Kupwara district, threatned of agitation if inter district recruitment bill was not stopped.
Kupwara also observed a complete shut down on April 2, demanding ban on inter district recruitments.
However, most political parties from Jammu and Gujjar and Bakerwals opposed the bill.
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