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Jammu deserves more districts as its area is two-time that of Kashmir
Size of valley district 1585.3 sq km and Jammu's 2629.3 sq km
8/21/2018 11:32:56 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Aug 21: Jammu province, the state's second largest region after Ladakh, is being discriminated against at all levels. Even in terms of districts, Jammu province is at a disadvantageous position and this is the negation of the 1983 Wazir Commission's report and recommendations. Wazir Commission was appointed by Sheikh Abdullah in 1981 under pressure from Jammu.
According to the Wazir Commission report, Jammu deserved 10 districts and Kashmir 7. But the Ghulam Nabi Azad or the Congress-led Government in the state bypassed this recommendation and increased the number of districts in Kashmir with one stroke of pen from the existing 6 to 10 in 2007, one each for 1585.3 sq km on an average, with a couple of districts just one-tehsil district (for example, Shopian). The State Government created 4 more districts in Kashmir despite the fact that there was no such demand anywhere in the Valley. It also increased the number of districts in Jammu from 6 to 10, but one each for 2629.3 sq km. The people of Jammu, who fought for more districts between 1975 and 2007 and laid down half a dozen lives and faced lathi blows for this cause, wanted the State Government to implement the Wazir Commission recommendations in letter and spirit. But the State Government implemented the report in a wrong way, saying it believed in the "principle of justice and equity" overlooking the fact that Jammu had more land area, major portion of which was inaccessible.
The people of Jammu region had hoped that the Congress-led dispensation would treat all the three regions of the state equally. The hope had stemmed from the fact that the Congress had contested the 2002 Assembly elections in the state on four Jammu specific planks -- implementation of the Wazir Commission report and creation of three additional districts in Jammu and one in Kashmir, establishment of regional development board, due share to Jammu in the Assembly and end of discrimination (Election Manifesto, 2002). But this did not happen. What happened was to the contrary. Take, for example, the July 6, 2006 Cabinet decision on the creation of new districts. The July 6 decision proposed to create an equal number of districts in Kashmir and Jammu -- 4 districts each - despite the fact that there was no demand whatever in Kashmir for additional districts - a fact acknowledged by the Chief Minister on the same day while interacting with the media persons. The State Government implemented the decision despite bitter opposition in Jammu.
The demand of the people of Jammu, including Nowshera, RS Pura, Akhnoor, to mention only a few, for district status can't be dismissed as silly and preposterous. The demand needs to be considered as it is rational.
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