Socio-political empowerment of weaker sections imperative for harmonious growth of society: Lochan

Kashmir Times. Dated: 1/4/2022 12:40:17 AM

KATHUA JANUARY 03- Describing revocation of Article 370 as detrimental to the interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmiri, National Conference SC Cell Provincial President Mr Vijay Lochan has sought immediate provisions to safeguard the interests of the people with regard to lands and jobs.

"The BJP has all along played with the aspirations and sentiments of the people of J&K", Mr Lochan said while addressing a day long convention of the Cell at Kathua (Nagri). The function was organized by Mr Subash Chander Azad District President SC Cell Kathua. Mr Vijay Lochan was the Chief guest.

Mr Lochan also called for socio-political empowerment of weaker sections of the society, saying their active involvement in decision making will greatly help in their economic emancipation. He said National Conference has all along provided platform and opportunities to the weaker sections and ensured their active participation in the process of governance. He recalled how the selfless leaders of the SC community worked tirelessly for upliftment of the poor people. This spirit is to be imbibed by the cadre in order to achieve the objective of establishing egalitarian society, he added.

Mr Lochan urged the cadre to work for strengthening amity and brotherhood which is the cherished philosophy of the party. He said all religions preach love, compassion and brotherhood and this message has to be followed in letter and spirit. We owe the posterity a better place to live in, which can be ensured only by emulating the spirit if sacrifice, he added.

He also expressed concern over the hike in fuel prices, saying this has hit common man the most. The soaring petrol and diesel prices has led to increase in the transportation charges of essential commodities, which has broken the backbone of the poor people.

Mr Vijay Lochan slammed the administration for pursuing anti-poor policies, stating that it has callously ignored the interests of Scheduled Caste population.

“The headway made with regard to empowerment of weaker sections during National Conference led governments has been undone, he regretted.

Mr Lochan enumerated the initiatives taken by the successive National Conference Governments in ameliorating the lot of weaker sections, especially Scheduled Caste segment of the society. He also recalled the contribution of Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah towards upliftment and welfare of Scheduled Caste category and said that literacy and socio-economic emancipation got impetus during his tenure and the successive National Conference governments.

Two minutes silence was observed to pay tributes the persons who dead in stampede in Vashino Devi on 1st of January 2022.

Those present on the occasion included : Mr K. K Bakshi, Mr Shakeel Ahmed Tony, Mr Janak Raj, Mr Tarsem Lochan, Mr Jagga Ram, Mr Vir Chand, Mr Rajeev Kumar and others.



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