Demands implementation of Rehber-e-Sayahat scheme
Srinagar, Sep 27: On the eve of World Tourism Day, All Jammu and Kashmir Unemployed Tourism Professional Association (AJKUTPA) Wednesday staged protest against the government for failing to implement ‘Rehber-e-Sayahat’ scheme announced by the former Chief Minister Late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.
According to KNS correspondent, scores of members assembled at Srinagar’s Press Enclave and chanted slogans like ‘we want justice’.
They were demanding government to implement the Rehber-e-Sayahat scheme for the wellbeing of the jobless youth.
Mudasir Ahmad, one among the protesters said, “We are observing the world tourism day as the black day as the government has failed to fulfill their promises done with the hundreds of youth.”
He said that it is unfortunate that the government has no knowledge about the world tourism day. “At a time when the government is giving hype to the tourism sector of the state, the authorities at the same time have failed to organize even a single programme on the eve of world tourism day,” he said.
Ahmad according to KNS correspondent said that the Rehber-e-Sayahat scheme announced by the Late Mufti Muhammad Syaeed has not been implemented so far, resulting in hardships to the hundreds of youth.
They said that from past three months, they are trying to meet Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti with their demands but unfortunately the CM has no time to look into the sufferings being faced by the youth here.
“We are being forced to take streets against the government over its failures,” they added.
The association later appealed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who also heads the Tourism department to implement the scheme at earliest so that the jobless youth here could feel a sigh of relief. (KNS)