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Several social activists join Apni Party in Jammu

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Jammu: Several social activists on Wednesday joined the Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party here in the presence of its president Altaf Bukhari, a party spokesperson said.

Bukhari said the joining of former general secretary of the Samba Bar Association Lovely Mangol, along with his supporters, and other social activists will strengthen the party in the district.

“People have rejected the divisive politics in Jammu and Kashmir which was responsible for seven decades of suffering,” he said.

“The people of J&K have been the victim of the traditional political parties who promoted divisive politics and resorted to emotional sloganeering,” he added.

Bukhari, a former minister, said his party is committed to equitable development of different regions of the Union territory.

“We believe that the issues of Jammu, as well as Kashmir regions, are similar and their concerns must be addressed by providing them the equal opportunity with regard to development and employment,” he said.

He said unemployment has risen over the past several years and it should be addressed before it is too late.

Accusing the Lieutenant Governor-led administration of failure on all fronts, he said, “The bureaucracy has been creating hurdles and delaying development (projects). Shockingly recruitment exercises turned out to be major scams in J&K and it has shaken the faith of the unemployed youth in recruitment agencies,” he said.

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