AIIMS issue is just a symptom: What Jammu wants is parity, end to perpetual discrimination

AIIMS protestIt’s nothing but tragic for the people of Jammu that despite having their own government in power for the first time after independence that the people have have to once again get ready for another round of agitation as their own government is not ready to listen to their demands. The people of Jammu are loudly sending a message to their MLAs: oh phaiyo suni lao je tuhen nahi suni te for kaun sunag jammu di vyatha. The bandh call given by AIIMS Coordination committee on May 27 is replay of what was started and initiated by the Amarnath agitation in 2008.

The decision of the state government to shift AIIMS in which BJP is an equal partner is not only shocking but it has confounded the people of Jammu for the failure of the party to stand up to it’s counterparts in Kashmir. The Dogras of Jammu don’t know what to do, where to look, and how to find a solution to the perennial problem of weak kneed leaders who have always failed to stand up for their cause. It is a historical reality that people of Jammu had to launch repeated agitations to get a university, a medical college, a central university, and what not because their leaders have always failed them at crucial times.

The AIIMS saga is just a symptom but what Jammu wants is permanent treatment of the disease called discrmination. But are our leaders capable to get this done is a big question to ponder.

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