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Youth key agents for development: Tarigami

Tarigami said that youth are key agents for development and they should remain on the forefront in the struggle against the anti-people policies of the government.
06:01 AM Jul 05, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
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Kulgam, July 4: CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami today said that youth are key agents of development.

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According to a press release, he was addressing a joint convention of JK Democratic Youth Federation (JKDYF)and JK Students Federation (JKSF) at Kulgam in which hundreds of delegates across the district participated.

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Tarigami said that youth are key agents for development and they should remain on the forefront in the struggle against the anti-people policies of the government.

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“The graph of unemployment in the region has shot up considerably. There is significant concern regarding the slow pace of the recruitment process, including PhD holders nearing the age limit. To address this, vacancies should be filled forthwith,” he said.

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He urged for exploration of employment avenues for jobless educated youth? Unemployment allowance be provided to unemployed educated youth till they earn their livelihood. “National Testing Agency (NTA) is grappling with controversy over alleged irregularities in the entrance exams, including the NEET and UGC NET. NEET-UG examination, conducted by NTA, is the pathway for admissions into MBBS, BDS and other related courses in government and private institutions across the country,” Tarigami. He added that after irregularities surfaced in the NEET and UGC NET exams, the central government postponed several exams, including the NEET PG. He demanded action must be taken against the individuals involved in NEET exam scam.

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Referring to new education policy, he said it is “an attack on the education system”, and demanded that the government must roll it back. “The centralisation, communalisation and commercialisation of Indian education should be resisted,” Tarigami said. He alleged that the BJP government has “unilaterally” imposed this policy after “bypassing” all the objections and opposition recorded by various State governments.

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“The draft of New Education Policy was put out in the public domain seeking suggestions from all stakeholders, mainly the academia, the teaching community and the students. In addition, many intellectuals had also sent in their observations. None of these suggestions have been

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