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Demands roll back of SRO 103

Jammu: Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari today pitched for the empowerment of women in Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing a joining programme at the Party office in Gandhi Nagar, Altaf Bukhari welcomed dozens of women who joined the party and hoped that their joining would strengthen the Party. He assured that the Party will work to resolve the public issues.

The joining programme was organized by senior woman wing leaders Pavneet Kour, Rupali Rani, Adv Nisha Devi and District President Women Wing Sarbjeet Kour.  

He appreciated the women wing of the Party for working among the people and highlighting the issues of the people especially women for their redressal.

He said that Apni Party supports social, political and economic upliftment of the women by providing them equal educational, employment, political or entrepreneurship opportunities.

He added that the Party will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the constitutional rights of the women are protected.

Meanwhile, he said: “If the Apni Party forms the next Govt in J&K; our focus will be development, improvement in the education system and health infrastructure.”

He, however, criticized the Delimitation Commission report for ignoring the aspiration of the people despite representation presented to them by the people from various constituencies.

He said that the Commission has worked in a biased manner.

Meanwhile, Apni Party President demanded the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to address the age relaxation for Jammu & Kashmir combined competitive examination aspirants.

Earlier, a delegation of aspirants called on the Party President, subsequent to which, Bukhari raised the demand for equality for the aspirants.

Bukhari in a statement said that the Youth of J&K is competent and determined for touching great heights, however the unmindful application of SRO 103 deprives them of equal opportunities even when many states across India allow aspirants of age 42 years to appear for the competitive examinations. 

Demanding fair ground for the J&K aspirants, he said that age relaxation should be at par with other states of the country. “If parity in this issue is not achieved, our youth will be robbed of equal opportunities,” he remarked.

Taking to Twitter, he tweeted “Youth of J&K has a progressive outlook, but SRO 103 forecloses equal opportunities for our aspirants. Haryana allows aspirants till the age of 42, UP, Rj, MP till 40 years of age then why not J&K? In all fairness for the future of our Youth, J&K government must ensure age relaxation”.

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