Locals cry for jobs but IIOJK admin signs MoUs with outsiders

Jammu, January 22 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, as the local men are weeping to get jobs, the administration is busy signing Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the outsiders to get in more investments in the territory.

A media report said the Chairperson of District Development Council Kishtwar has been sitting on a dharana (sit-in) in the Kishtwar town since Wednesday against the discrimination being faced by the locals.

“There are many power projects in Kishtwar and the companies constructing these projects are not employing the locals. If these projects cannot provide employment to natives then why do we need them,” said the DDC Chairperson, Pooja Thakur.

A job seeker said, “Everyday I visit the office of the construction company with a plea to provide me with a job. But return disappointed. I am jobless and have a family to feed. I am ready to do any work but it seems they don’t want to employ locals.”

Another public representative sitting at the dharna along with the chairperson said, “The government is not doing anything for natives. Outsiders are calling the shots. Kishtwar district has turned into a goldmine for these outside companies. We face power cuts from 16 to 18 hours in a day, while the electricity generated from our district is supplied to other areas.”

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