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Channelizing youth power can prove a game-changer: Salman Ali Sagar

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YNC functionaries condemn series of civilian killings

Srinagar: YNC Provincial President Kashmir Salman Ali Sagar on Friday stated that proper channelization of youth power is not just a desire but the need of the hour because of the dynamism and constructive vision they carry with them.

Addressing a meeting of YNC’s Central Zone Functionaries here at the Party headquarters Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar, Salman said that if power of the youth is harnessed and channelized in politics, it can prove a game-changer in changing the political scenario. “Having talented and educated youth from all walks of life, he maintained, has become more of a necessity because of the vision and energy they carry with them. The meeting started with the members paying tributes to the civilians who were killed in Kashmir in the past one week.”

Among others YNC’s provincial members Irfan Zehgeer, Salman Matoo, Abid Wani, central Zone President Mushtaq Ahmad, Vice President Sheikh Ovais Ahmed, and District President YNC Budgam Rayees Mattoo were also present on the occasion.

Expressing his elation over more educated youth from all walks of life joining the party fold, Salman said that having more inspiring youngsters brace the party ideology revels how deeply etched the party’s contribution is in the psyche of people of JK. Exhorting the YNC functionaries to intensify their outreach, he maintained that YNC is the powerbase of NC, a training ground that wishes to excel with the party structure and an apt place for young people to influence party policies and make it more attuned to their aspirations and demands. He noted that Sher-e-Kashmir chronicled, protected and watered an identity of JK premised on secularism, socialism, participatory democracy and that now it was for them to defend this prized heirloom of NC to preserve JK’s distinct cultural identity, and political background.

On the occasion, the YNC functionaries unanimously condemned the series of targeted killings that have taken place in a span of few days in Srinagar. They expressed unison with the bereaved and prayed for peace to the departed souls.

Expressing concern over the turn of events and the crumbling security scenario, Salman said that YNC cadre has to take on its historical role to give a sense of belonging to our Sikh and Pandit brethren, who he maintained are the part and parcel of Kashmir culture and ethos. He said such acts of violence are alien to Kashmir and nothing can justify such bloodshed.

“It was in the efforts of Sher e Kashmir that Gandhi ji had seen a ray of hope. It was in Kashmir that people led by Sheikh Sahib didn’t let religious frenzy overwhelm them. At a time when the country was under the spell of communal frenzy, it was Kashmir where the people held high, the flag of brotherhood, camaraderie and communal harmony,” he said.

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