Srinagar, Jun 8: Expressing resentment against what they termed as step-motherly treatment towards to youth of Kashmir, a group of alleged stone peltors in Downdown Srinagar said that Delhi is not showing any serious effort to reach out them.
Interacting with a team of South Asia Peace Movement led by its chairman Tariq Bhat, they said that J&K government is not providing centrally sponsored schemes to youth in Kashmir on merit.
They even accused authorities of applying granting of amnesty to stone peltors on political affiliation basis.
“Sometimes we feel that Delhi is very serious to redress the grievances of local youth but the state government is hell bentupon to sabatage every sincere effort of Delhi in Kashmir,” said a group of alleged stone peltors, wished not to be named in this news story.
They added that state government used amnesty scheme for their vote bank while the deserving were left out.
“The compensation to 2014 flood victims was directly credited in accounts of beneficiaries on the directions of Prime Minister Mr Modi. It made the process transparent, quick and did not give any opportunity to state government to use it for vote bank. It was nice had the Delhi also adopted some similar procedure to grant directly amnesty on merit without involving state government in it,” they said.
Patiently, recently senior separatist leader Hilal War had expressed similar views during an interview on ANN News channel on television.
The youth also urged Delhi to adopt the way wherein youth of Kashmir shall have easy access to convey their grievances to Delhi.
“If we go and talk to Denishwar Sharma, the separatist will tag us as anti nationals in Kashmir. We need to have access to Delhi in covered way so that later we can have courage and support to talk against those in Kashmir whom we are presently afriad of,” they suggested.
They ruled that Delhi is only interested to hear and care about those who speak against India and praise Pakistan.
“Delhi does not show any interest in Kashmiri youth who want to put sincere efforts to bring peace in Kashmir and promote nationalism here,’ they claimed.
“If you are most wanted stone peltor, you will get lot of offers from government and agencies to sjin the path of violence. And Those who are law abiding, patriotraric and promote nationalism, Delhi don’t have time to listen or support your efforts. That is really the worst part of our grievance,” they said.
South Asia Peace Movement chairman Tariq Bhat gave all patient hearing and assured them that he would use his good offices to take up their grievances and demands with concern authorities.
He also assured that he will take up the cases of those who have been left out under amnesty scheme so that they could start their lives afresh.
Speaking about promoting of peace and nationalism, Bhat asked youth to join South Asia Peace Movement as its members and assured that he would look for th means of livelihood for them.
Though, this group of youth wished not to come on named in this news story but wanted Bhat to convey their names to higher ups for immediate redressal of the I grievances.