Samba, June 3: A deputation of the Apni Party (AP) led by the provincial president and Ex-Minister Manjit Singh Friday called on the family members of government teacher Rajni Bala to express their solidarity with the bereaved family members.
The deputation was led by the former minister and they met the family members of Rajni Bala Ji at Nanke Chak in Samba District who was gunned down by the militants outside her school in Kulgam a few days back, a party statement said.
Manjit Singh accompanied by the provincial vice-president Jammu, Ex-MLA Faqir Nath, SC state coordinator, Bodh Raj Bhagat, district president Samba, Raman Thappa, president, Apni Trade Union, Ajaz Kazmi, Additional Spokesperson Apni Party Khushboo Bhagat, District President Samba Youth Wing, Mangat Ram, Des Raj, Som Lal, Basaki Ram and others.
During their meeting, the Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari sahab also spoke to Raj Kumar on mobile phone. Kumar is the husband of the deceased Govt teacher, Rajni Bala. Bukhari expressed his solidarity with the bereaved family members.
Meanwhile, Manjit Singh appealed to the government to transfer all the Jammu based SC community’s Govt employees who are serving in difficult and far-flung areas of Kashmir.
“Till the security situation improves, they shall be given postings in their respective districts of the Jammu province,” he demanded.
He said that “Around 3500 government employees who belong to the Schedule Caste community have been working in difficult areas of J&K as government employees in Kashmir valley from the last 10 to 20 years and they never faced threat to their life during all these years.”
However, he said that the security situation in Kashmir has turned adverse from the last several years and the militant activities have increased.
“The government is hiding the true situation and trying to project that the situation is normal. However, the incidents of targeted killings of the Jammu based employees and others has exposed the hollow claims,” he said.
In view of the emerging situation, he said that the Govt should order immediate transfer / shifting of the Jammu based SC employees from Kashmir’s difficult areas to their respective districts till the situation improves.
He also expressed concern that these SC employees were not provided any safe accommodation by the government and hence, they were left to live with their families in an unsafe manner in the privately hired accommodations.