Unemployment increased manifold in J&K, alleges Farooq

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Jammu, (UNI): Slamming the BJP for pursuing anti-poor and anti-youth policies, National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday alleged that unemployment has increased manifold in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The problems of the people have multiplied over the years with major brunt being faced by the educated unemployed due to burgeoning unemployment problem,” Dr Abdullah said while interacting with a delegation of the National Conference Students Union here.

 Dr Abdullah shared the concerns of the youth at the appropriate forum, saying the joblessness has increased manifold with limited options available to the aspirants and the slow pace in the recruitment process.

He said the pandemic has further aggravated the situation as skilled and unskilled workforce feels pushed to the wall.

 “The National Conference has all along stood by youth and will continue to fight for their legitimate cause,” he said adding that the youth cannot be pushed to the wall, adding, “measures are needed to be expedited to address issues concerning them earnestly.”

Dr Abdullah urged the cadre to stand steadfast in highlighting the problems of the people, especially as the inflation is on rise. The NCSU delegation, led by its Provincial President Mahesh Bakshi discussed various issues being confronted by youth of Jammu and Kashmir with Dr Farooq Abdullah. He expressed gratitude to him for taking up the issue of Border Battalion aspirants in the Lok Sabha.

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