Jammu,21 Apr: The Jammu University authorities, like the valley-centric Kashmiri leaders, have, it appears, turned anti-Jammu, said BJP State President Ashok Khajuria while reacting to the shabby treatment given by the Jammu University authorities to the Jammu-based candidates seeking admission to the M.Ed. course run by it. He said the very fact that the Jammu University has given admission to nearly 200 candidates of Kashmir origin out of total of 500 seats shows the extent to which the concerned authorities have become vindicative towards the Jammu youth.
He further said that Jammu University is the sole preserve of the Jammu youth and hence all the seats available in the University of Jammu in the M.Ed. course be allotted to the Jammu-based candidates. He said the authorities must withdraw immediately the just released anti-Jammu list of selected candidates so that the Jammu-based candidates get their due.
Ashok Khajuria said that the University of Kashmir is already running such course and there is no logic whatever that the university authorities play with the academic career of the Jammu youth. He further said that the BJP agrees with the Dean, Academic Affairs, that all these seats are for the local candidates and the local candidates obviously means the students belonging to the Jammu province. He warned the University authorities to desist from adopting a step-motherly treatment towards the Jammu youth failing which the BJP would be left with no option but to launch an agitation against all those who are playing foul with the career of Jammu youth.