November 2019 News

Team Jammu Seeks 'domicile' To Protect Rights Of Locals

22 November 2019
The Tribune

Jammu: Reiterating its demand of preserving cultural and ethnic identities of Jammu province after abrogation of Article 370, Team Jammu today asked the Union Territory administration of J&K to make institutional arrangements to project job and land rights of people. In a meeting of executive committee members of the Team Jammu, chairman Zorawar Singh Jamwal expressed concern over the prevailing uncertainty and chaos over job and land rights of locals. 'It is high time for the government to remove apprehensions among people,' Jamwal said and demanded that interests of locals be protected at any cost. 'People of Jammu have supported the steps taken by the Union Government after August 5 for the complete integration of J&K with the Indian Union, but now it is the responsibility of the Centre to address the aspirations of the nationalist people of J&K,' he said and reminded that the Central Government has repeatedly assured to protect the rights of locals, failing which it would create alienation among them. 'To allay the prevailing fear among people, there is a need to grant a domicile-like option on the pattern of neighbouring Himachal Pradesh,' Jamwal said. 'The Centre has to take into consideration the sentiments of Dogras while preparing a final roadmap for the newly-carved UT of J&K. We demand a domicile and Article 371 on the pattern of Himachal Pradesh to save the identity of Dogras,' he said.