Jammu, December 30, (Scoop News)-Commenting on the demand for a separate Jammu state, Shri Ram Sena(SRS) state chief Rajiv Mahajan said that their Organisation is not in favour of trifurcation of the Jammu and Kashmir state but it is due to the circumstances created by the Kashmiri leaders at the helm of affairs that has made us compelled to raise such demand.
He said Kashmiri ruler cannot see the development of Jammu region which is an open observation that Jammu region could not be developed and faced discrimination for the last six decades at the hands of Kashmiri rulers.
Rajiv Mahajan said now when the Jammu people are demanding separate Jammu state for development which is impossible under the rule of Kashmiri leaders, the Kashmiri are pinched and are terming the nationalist organizations as communal while as the fact is that the Kashmiri leadership is itself communal which is planning of grand alliance of Kashmir centric political parties ignoring the Jammu based leadership as well as people of Jammu region and their aspirations.
Replying to the statement of Ex Higher Education minister Mohd Akbar Lone in a section of press terming Shri Ram Sena as communal, Rajiv Mahajan said Shri Ram Sena had never been a communal but a social organization. It is you people who discriminated with the Hindu majority Jammu region. You like people may be communal but not like us. Demand for self respect and development is no communalism, Mahajan said.
Referring to the injustice meted out at the hands of Kashmiri rulers, Rajiv Mahajan said that Jammuites suffered heavily even for minor requirements.
Mahajan said during the tenure of Mohd Akbar Lone as Higher Education Minister, Shri Ram Sena made a number of representations, hold press conferences in demand of building accommodation for Institute of Music and Fine Arts which is not conceded till date by his ministry. This prestigious institute is without accommodation facility and the students and staff is suffering due to biased treatment of the minister. What to say of other development projects in Jammu region. All these projects are looking for Jammu loyal leadership. Kashmiri leaders cannot provide justice to Jammu people. So demand for separate Jammu state is genuine and just for over all development of Jammu region which is not a communal.
Rajiv Mahajan appealed the Union HRD minister Smriti Irani to personally look into the matter and grant special funds for construction of Institute of Music and Fine Arts building in Jammu.
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