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Educated JK youth being pushed towards wall: Sagar 

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Monday said that the “increased prevalence of drug addiction among youth is a physical manifestation of the sordid anti-youth policies of the incumbent government pushing already aggrieved educated and skilled youth towards the wall”.

This he, according to the NC spokesperson, said while addressing party functionaries, workers, and public delegations at the party headquarters Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar. Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, State Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, Provincial Vice President Ahsan Pardesi, YNC President Salman Ali Sagar, Provincial Women’s wing President Er. Sabiya Qadri, District President Srinagar Peer Afaq Ahmed, Social Media In Charge Sarah Hayat Shah were also present on the occasion.

Expressing concern over the plight of skilled educated youth who have been pushed to the wall due to the subsequent cancellation of four selection lists in the last four months and the recent APTECH row, Sagar said, “It seems that the present-day government gives two hoots about what happens to our educated, skilled unemployed youth. How shameful is the fact that list after the list is being annulled; not even a day passes when one or the other selection list doesn’t end up in a scam. The very future of our educated youth is being played with. Most of the aspirants have crossed their upper age limits and won’t be able to apply for the same posts in the future. The government is answerable why the merit of our youth is being robbed under broad daylight. The fire services recruitment scam, sub-inspector recruitment scam, financial account assistant scams are hallmarks of pervasive and brazen and widespread corruption that has become the hallmark of the present dispensation.”

He further said that it was perhaps for the first time that the roots of corruption in the recruiting agencies in J&K could be traced to other parts of the country. “We get to hear that norms were relaxed and even widely tainted firms, blacklisted in several states, are being accorded contracts of conducting exams here in J&K,” he said.

Accusing the Jammu and Kashmir administration of being indifferent to the plight of J&K youth, who he said were turning to drugs out of joblessness and ensuing frustration. While expressing solidarity with the aggrieved aspirants, Sagar said, “The unbending attitude of the government had pushed the aggrieved aspirants to take to the streets in protest. Nothing significant is being done to allay the apprehensions of our youth.”

Demanding that the LG administration should rise to the occasion and take necessary measures for the larger benefit of the youth of Jammu and Kashmir, Sagar said, “The decision of the government to continue with the blacklisted company reveals how deeply entrenched corruption is in Jammu and Kashmir and how alienated the government is from the issues concerning people, particularly unemployed and educated youth.

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