A 3-member ministerial team along with some legislators today reached out to the agitating people in Nowshera and Sunderbaniand held detailed discussions on their demands.The delegation comprised Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sham Choudhary, Minister for Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Abdul Gani Kohli, Member Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma, legislators Sat Sharma and Ravinder Raina and political leaders.Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, SSP, Rajouri and other senior officers of police and civil administration were also present.A marathon meeting was held with the leaders of Joint Action Committee (JAC), wherein they put forth their view point in a very cordial manner. They said that being oldest tehsil in Rajouri, Nowshera deserved the post of Additional Deputy Commissioner.JAC, which comprises Members of Beopar Mandal, Bar Association, SD Sabha and other social organizations of the area demanded immediate creation of the post of Additional Deputy Commissioner for Sub-Division, Nowshera.
The Ministerial delegation listened to the people carefully and assured them that the issue would be flagged at the appropriate level.Speaking on the occasion, Bali Bhagat said that the Government will examine the issue on priority and address it soon. He said the matter needs Cabinet nod and assured to discuss it in the next Cabinet meeting. Urging people to call off the strike, he said agitation is a democratic right, but when Government intervenes and assures, they must cooperate and believe in the Government.Meanwhile, the delegation also interacted with the JAC Members of Sunderbani, who also projected the same demand and said that Sunderbani is the focal point for establishing the office of ADC which can be convenient to all. They were also pacified by the delegation of Minister and advised to build a consensus for a place which is convenient to all areas. They were also appealed to shun the path of agitation and government will address the demand shortly.