Shri Ram Sena Jammu-Kashmir has castigated the state government and Jammu Varsity authorities for not providing facilities to the students and staff of Institute of Music & Fine Arts (IMFA), Jammu and failing to start mass communication and journalism course in the Jammu University despite having received huge funds from the state government.
Shri Ram Sena state President, Rajiv Mahajan said in a statement today that for the last 3 years, students and staff of IMFA have been in distress due to lack of proper building facilities.
Rajiv Mahajan had already taken issue with the higher Education Minister Mohd. Akbar Lone who assured that he will take up the matter with University authorities for genuine redressal of grievance by the students of IMFA.
Mahajan lambasted JU authorities which have failed to start Mass Communication course in Jammu University despite a lapse of more than seven years. The amount sanctioned for that remained a mystery till date, Mahajan said.
He appealed to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi, who are visiting the state Jammu division to ask JU authorities about the funds sanctioned by the former Chief Minister and why they were delaying in starting the course.
Mahajan mentioned that in Kashmir University, the Mass Communication course was started some 26 years back but Jammu University is still deficient which depicts the step-motherly treatment meted out to Jammu people at the hands of Kashmir centric NC-led Congress Government.
Mahajan alleged that the state coalition government is always giving step motherly treatment to the Jammu region in the name of development.
Mahajan demanded a high level probe into the affair to do away with what he called discrimination meted out to Jammu people.