CPI-M urges youth to brace for globalising world

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Srinagar, Jul 23 (UNI) Alleging that youths of the Valley were feeling neglected during the past two decades of turmoil, the CPI(M) today urged them to channelise their energy to prepare themselves both physically and intellectually to play their role in the context of the modern globalising world.

''Youth are key agents for peace and socio-economic development,'' said, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, State Secretary CPI (M), while addressing a youth convention at Khanabal Anantnag.

He said the youth are feeling neglected during the past two decades of turmoil in the State which had led them to desperation.

Mr Tarigami exhorted the youth to unitedly fight against the socio-economic policies, which had brought them to a position where their contribution towards the advancement of the society was being denied.

He urged the youth to channelise their energies towards a prosperous, enlightened, forward looking and an inclusive society and prepare themselves both physically and intellectually to play their role in the context of the modern globalising world, where distances were shortening and prone to become more and more interdependent.

Mr Tarigami said protest by educated unemployed youth asking for jobs, has become almost a routine affair in the State but the administration seems to be oblivious to the magnitude of the problem.

He urged upon the administration to come up with a comprehensive policy for addressing the curse of unemployment, which is increasing day by day.

He demanded implementation of the Cabinet decision regarding the regularisation of services of those working on adhoc and contractual basis.

Welcoming the announcement to increase the frequency of Srinagar-Muzaffarabad and Poonch-Rawalkot bus service, Tarigami said that it should not be confined to travel of divided families alone but should be thrown open to every citizen and for development of trade.

He urged that travel procedures across LOC be simplified and other roads and links opened to facilitate trade and economic activities between two parts of Jammu and Kashmir (across LOC).

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