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Sikh group slams job package for minorities, says govt’s priority one particular community

An apex body of Sikh on Monday slammed the Jammu and Kashmir administration for sidelining the community in the employment package announced by the Indian government.

The All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee said a delegation of the organisation conveyed the concern to J-K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha during a meeting in Srinagar on Monday.

The delegation led by APSCC chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina said it is “quite disappointing and disgusting” that a particular minority community is being given the jobs with members of other communities being left out of the same.

“Although the package was announced for all minority communities, the government chose a particular minority for the job package.

 This has to be stopped and until the broader contours of the package are not known, nobody should be given a job under it,” Raina said.

The job package announced by India has reportedly been offered mostly to Kashmiri Pandits. 

He also called for implementing the recommendations of the national minority commission.

Raina said strong resentment was shown in the meeting towards non-representation of Sikhs in statutory bodies like the Public Service Commission.

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