Jammu, July 18: Apni Party President Syed Mohammed AltafBukhari today pitched for social, economic, educational and political empowerment of women in Jammu and Kashmir.
AltafBukhari was addressing a joining programme which was organized by Vice President Bar Association, R.S Pura and Provincial Secretary Women Wing, AdvNishaKumari, a party statement said.
In this programme, hundreds of women joined the Apni Party in presence of the Apni Party President and other senior leaders, the statement added.
Prominent among those who joined Apni Party include known social worker and head of Shiromani Santa KabirDass Trust, R.S. Pura with his hundreds of supporters are Santosh Bhagat, Veena Devi, Balak Ram, retired teacher, Anju, Tony, Toshi Devi, Rani Devi and others.
Welcoming them into the Party, Bukhari said that Apni Party is committed for the empowerment of the women folk in J&K without any discrimination.
He said that the Apni Party supports political reservation of women in the Legislative Assembly and in the Parliament so that they can work for themselves and improve their living standard and also protect their rights.
He further informed that Apni Party is committed to enhance widow pension/old age pension up to Rs 5000 and also provide 4 cooking gas cylinders every year under the Ujala scheme.
He said that the Apni Party will continue its fight against the divisive forces. “We will not allow such elements who are creating division among the people. We will continue our struggle for the unity of Jammu and Kashmir. Those speaking for separate Statehood are trying to divert attention of the people from the real issues,” he added.
He said that the people who want to create division on the name of region or religion are the enemy of peace and unity of Historic Dogra State of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that some elements are trying to fuel the situation in Jammu to get attention from the people. However, people are aware of such elements and this kind of aggressive politics will never succeed in creating division among the people and between the two Regions of J&K.”
He said that the time has come when people should unite and do not give heed to the divisive elements. J&K has already faced a difficult situation and therefore, the Government must stop speaking about further division of Jammu and Kashmir Regions.”
The joining programme was attended by Senior Vice President, Ghulam Hassan Mir, Chairman Parliamentary Board, Dilawar Mir, Provincial President Jammu, Manjit Singh, Provincial Vice President Ex-MLA FaqirNath, Additional General Secretary, ArunChibber, Spokesperson, Sr Advocate NirmalKotwal, Additional Spokesperson, KushbooBhagat, Provincial Secretary / District President Jammu Urban, Dr Rohit Gupta, Jammu District Rural –A President, PushpDevUppal, SC State Coordinator, Bodh Raj Bhagat, President, Apni Trade Union, AjazKazmi, State Vice President Youth Wing, Raqeeq Ahmed Khan, Provincial President Jammu Youth Wing, Vipul Bali, Provincial President ST Wing, ShabirKohli, Provincial President Apni Trade Union, Raj Sharma, District Vice President Jammu Urban, VaibhavMattoo, District President Apni Trade Union, AnirudhVasist, Provincial Secretary Youth Wing, Vishal Jotshi, Provincial Secretary Youth, SuhailKhajuria, Senior Vice District Youth Wing, Sandeep Vaid, District Vice President Youth, Abhinav Gupta, District Secretary Youth, AnkushDogra, and others.