Jammu, 15.10.2021: In a move of its own kind, the Panthers Party activists led by Mr. Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman-JKNPP and Mr. Yashpaul Kundal State President Young Panthers today set ablaze the ‘monster’ of raging inflation and soaring unemployment on the eve of Dusshera at press Club Jammu. The activists chanted ‘ Jai Sree Ram, Jai Sree Ram’, ‘Mehangaai ka daanav bhasam ho’, ‘Berozgaari ka rakshas bhasam ho’, ‘Daman aur Atank ke daanav ka ant ho’ to invoke deities to rescue people from the sky rocketing prices of fuel and essential commodities besides menace of unemployment prevalent in the country and J&K in particular. They also prayed for the victory of good over evil.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Singh divulged that the monster of inflation has made the life of common man miserable. “The public is feeling the heat and burden of unprecedented price rise of petrol crossing over Rs.100/- per litre and diesel nearly touching Rs.100/- per litre mark. The skyrocketing prices of staple vegetables, pulses, edible oil and other essential commodities had posed the most menacing threat to the pockets of the common man. LPG price with Rs.1000/- per cylinder has adversely impacted the kitchen chores in every household. Overall, the poor and marginalized sections have been most prejudicially affected due to ever declining purchasing power of their meager stagnant earnings. The govt. has failed to control inflationary tendencies and was raking up controversial issues only to divert the attention of the people” said Singh adding that in such circumstances, the divine intervention was the only way out.
Expressing concern over the deprivation and humiliation of youth in J&K, Mr. Singh said the monster of unemployment soared and continued to multiply many fold in past seven years of Saffron rule. “The current report of CMIE figuring unemployment rate of 21.6 % in J&K as worst among all States/UTs in India is heart wrenching. The J&K govt has been treating the youth like ‘expendables’ with thousands of Daily Wagers, Need based workers and Casual labourers working in various departments including PDD, PWD, PHE, R&B, I&FC, Health & Medical Education, Forest, Horticulture, Agriculture, TDAs, Social Welfare, etc, are being forced to work like bonded labourers by the State government without paying their meagre wages for the last 4-5 years”, Harsh rued. Highlighting the exploitation of thousands of ASHA workers/Anganwadi workers, Contractual teachers and lecturers, SMAGRA teachers, SPOs, Home-guards, VDC members, NYCs/NYVs, NHM employees, ICDS helpers & workers, Trained pharmacists, Dental surgeons, MGNREGA employees, ReK aspirants, CISF/BSF aspirants, etc, Mr. Singh held the govt squarely responsible for putting their careers in jeopardy which has forced them to face starvation.
Anguished over all the remedies having exhausted to secure justice for the people, Mr. Singh said the only option left was to invoke the super natural powers. “We are invoking Lord Rama on the pious occasion of Dusshera to come to the succour of people who are even otherwise left in lurch by a power intoxicated BJP regime. There is none to listen to the shrill cries of the masses who are facing suppression and oppression at the hands of an authoritarian regime. None is allowed to raise his voice against the dictatorial moves of the govt. lest he should land in jail. The democracy has been murdered in J&K and the high headed bureaucracy having no connect with the people is ruling the roost. We are ushering back into the era of early 90’s with militancy once again raising its draconian head to bring death and disaster. We have therefore no option but to seek the indulgence of the Almighty to rescue the people from the present crisis”, said Singh.
Mr. Yashpaul Kundal said the BJP’s vessel of sins is full to the brim. Its sinful deeds have reached extremity. We consign the effigy of ‘monster’ to flames for the liberation of the people from the clutches of the dictatorial and anarchical regime. It has only added to the miseries of the people since its ascendance to power. May the victory of good prevail over evil, prayed Kundal.
Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included Rajesh Padgotra, Gagan Pratap Singh, Rajeshwar Singh, Surinder Chauhan, Raj Pratap Singh, Shankaar Singh Sanju, Rampaul Sharma, Gurdeep Raju, Ajay Jamwal besides others.