JPPF warns agitation against appointment of Amitabh Matoo
Jammu, December 23 (Scoop News) –Jammu Province People’s Forum (JPPF) has warned the authorities of a strong agitation in Jammu against the appointment of Amitabh Matoo as first Vice Chancellor of Central University Jammu.
Addressing a Press Conference in Jammu today Inderjeet Khajuria Senior leader of the forum said that we deeply hurt over and strongly opposed the appointment of Amitabh Mattoo as first Vice Chancellor of Central University Jammu. This appointment has been made in total disregard of the overwhelming sentiments of all sections of people of Jammu, who have been opposing the appointment of a person known for his anti- Jammu region stance, Kashmir Centric and separatists and militant’s friendly attitude.
He said that the agitation under the umbrella of JPPF along with various organizations of students and scholars of University was launched to press the demand for a local person as first Vice Chancellor of Jammu University.
Inderjeet Khajuria said the agitation was suspended on the firm assurance given to us by various authorities including the cabinet ministers, MPs from Jammu and others that only a local scholar will be appointed as first Vice Chancellor of Central University Jammu. But all these assurances have been violated. He informed that a meeting of various pro-Jammu organizations, including trade bodies, student organizations and those of scholars has been called on Saturday 25th December, at JPPf office to chalk out the next line of action against this unwanted step of the government.
It may be mentioned that in the past few months all Jammu based political parties, social, cultural and trade organizations of the region as well as organizations of students and scholars have expressed themselves against the move to appoint Mattoo as Vice Chancellor of Central University Jammu. The strong plea and demand made by all these sections of Jammu people to appoint a local academician of high caliber has been blatantly ignored by the Central government. We read in it a conspiracy to deliberately hurt the sentiments of Jammu people as well as to provoke agitation against this action of the government to pave way for sabotaging the smooth functioning of Central University in Jammu.
The others present in the Press Conference were Inderjeet Khajuria, President Jammu Hoteliers Association, Narayan Singh President Rajput Sabha, , Yash Pal Gupta, President Federation of Commerce and Industries Jammu, VP Sharma, M.L Sharma, Uday Chand of Duggar Pradesh, Prof. Virinder Gupta, President JSM, Kuldeep Luthra of VHP, S.Gajan Singh, President Gurdwara Committee, Virender Jain, Mr. Bhatia, Mr. Bhagat, Dev Raj Badu, Pawan Gupta and Amrit Mangotra.