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Shri Ram Sena Jammu-Kashmir criticises discrimination of IMFA, Jammu
Shri Ram Sena Jammu-Kashmir has castigated the state government and Jammu Varsity authorities for meting out step- motherly treatment with the students and staff of Institute of Music & Fine Arts (IMFA), Jammu.

Shri Ram Sena state President, Rajiv Mahajan said that for the last 2 years, students and staff of IMFA have been in distress due to lack of proper building facility.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that music is a part of the Kashmiri culture. Rajiv Mahajan put forward a question to the CM, whether music is a part of Kashmiri culture only or it is also a part of Dogra culture too?  If the music is a culture of whole Jammu and Kashmir state, then why students of music & fine arts in Jammu are being subjected to neglect?

Mahajan said, in January 2012 the Institute of Music and Fine Arts was undertaken by Jammu University, but till date Vice Chancellor of Jammu University did not find any time to visit the institute running in a private building at Talab Tillo and know about the problems faced by students and the staff members.

Rajiv Mahajan said that he also discussed the matter with Minister for Higher Education, Mohd. Akbar Lone about 6 months ago for providing accommodation to IMFA in a telephonic conversation, who assured to provide one block of old university campus at canal road to IMFA, but he has not done anything regarding the matter and have forgotten his commitments.

Rajiv Mahajan again accused the state government for its double standard policy. Mahajan said the institute of music & fine arts in Srinagar is presently running in a 3- Star hotel in Raj Bagh and the construction of institute building at Gaderbal is in full swing. But the fate of Jammu students is uncertain. Jammu University VC is also mum on the subject.

Mahajan further said that the salaries of the staff have not been revised for the last many years and appeals the JU authorities to revise their salaries.

Meanwhile, Shri Ram Sena has once again threatened to launch an agitation and block national highway, if the students of the Institute of Music & Fine Arts (IMFA), Jammu are not provided the accommodation in Old University Campus Canal road within 15 days period from today.

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