|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Oct, 21: The representatives of around 20 political and social organizations, civil society, intellectuals, lawyers, students and youth associations and trade bodies today held a joint session and passed a resolution in Jammu christened as 'Jammu Declaration' seeking statehood for Jammu region in view of persistent neglect and deprivation faced by the people of the said region in multifarious fields including general development, funds allocation, tourism promotion, employment etc for the past several decades. The participants observed that the disregard for the incarcerated Jammu region continued even post re-organization of J&K state and abrogation of Art 370 thereby leaving statehood as the only available option for the people of Jammu region. The meeting was convened by Chairman JKNPP, Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and Former Minister. It was attended by representations of various political and social organizations including Judge Pavitar Singh, President, Shri Amar Kashatriya (Rajput) Sabha; Gulchain Singh Charak, President, Dogra Sadar Sabha; Yash Paul Kundal, General Secretary NPP and Ex-Minister; Manish Sahni, President, Shiv Sena (Bal Thakray); Krishan Manhas, Chairman, Hindu Shiv Sena; Rajiv Mahajan, President, Shri Ram Sena; Col. S.S Pathania, Chairman, Sainik Samaj Party; Ankur Sharma, Chairman, IKKJUTT Jammu; M.S Katoch, Working President JPPF; K.S Salathia, Convenor UDA; Tarlok Motton, President, All India Batwal Biradari Welfare Association; Sudhir Singh, Retired IGP; Prof. Jai Kumar, Retired Director Colleges; Rakesh Singh, Advocate; Parshotam Parihar, Secretary Dogra Kranti Dal and Raj Pratap Singh Convenor, 'Jammu ki Yuva Soch' besides others.