People from Mahila and youth wing of Block Congress Committee (BCC), Bishnah, under the leadership of Pradesh Congress Committee member Gambhir Dev Singh Charak, staged a peaceful protest in support of their long pending demands.
Besides Bishanh Dogra Sadar Sabha and its youth wing, several sarpanchs, panchs, numberdars and chowkidars of the tehsil also accompanied the procession.
It started from Bikram Chowk and culminated at the Press Club, Jammu, where a dharna was staged.
Gambhir, while addressing the protestors, highlighted the problems confronted by the people of the constituency, particularly the people living near the border. He said that the BCC would intensify agitation by staging more such dharnas and protests, if the government does not take steps in fulfilling their demands.
He added that large areas of Arnia niabat were far from the tehsil headquarter, due to which the people had to face difficulties in sorting-out revenue related or other issues.
He said that for the convenience of people, it was the need of an hour to make Bishnah tehsil a sub-division. He also demanded separate tehsil and CD block for Arnia, besides creation of five niabats at Majua, Pindi Charkan Kalan, Kool, Jabowal and Prithipur/Naugran.
Gambhir demanded the delimitation of villages of the tehsil wrongly attached with other blocks, police stations and tehsils.
Later on, the former minister Gulchain Singh Charak joined the dharna and addressed the protestors. He urged the state government to take necessary steps in fulfilling the genuine demands of the people of.
Gulchain added that he had taken up the burning issues of the area with the union government and the central leadership for which he said that the central government has given positive response. He hoped that the state government would also take necessary measures in mitigating the problems of the people.