District Youth President Bandipora Jammu Kashmir Apni Party Wasif Mir on Wednesday said the mounting unemployment ratio of Jammu and Kashmir should be a matter of serious concern for the government of India and it should come up with a comprehensive job–creation policy to address this burgeoning issue
Referring to a recent survey, Wasif said that 2.5 lakh educated unemployed youth including PhD scholars, M. Phil students and postgraduates were registered with the department of employment during a drive last year to count the number of jobless persons in J&K. This number, he said, excludes the graduates, undergraduates and those who did not opt for registration at the employment department.
He said that Apni Party is trying best to chalk out a blueprint for addressing this humane problem. Apni Party believes that the youth of J&K are full of potential and what they need is to channelize their positive vibes and energies with dignified avenues for their sustainable livelihood,” he observed.
He regretted that one of the significant causes behind the rising drug addiction in Kashmir is unemployment. “Due to unemployment, marriages are not held at a proper time. It also causes depression and pushes youths towards drug addiction,” Wasif said.
Wasif said that the Apni Party owes its existence to the people of J&K especially its youth who had yearned for change.