Gujjars facing socio-political deprivation: ABVGM

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 6: Expressing concern over the plight of Gujjar Bakkerwal youth of J&K, Akhil Bhartiya Veer Gujjar Mahasabha (ABVGM) today said that Gujjar community is facing socio-political deprivation in the State.
“Gujjars form a sizeable part of the tribal community in the State. Despite specific constitutional provisions for the tribals, they are deprived of reservation in several areas including the election of Panch and Sarpanch”, a press release issued by ABVGM said.
Gujjar leaders further said that these deprived youth are being constantly lured by the Pakistani ISI to join militancy. In order to safeguard the interest of Gujjar youth, they demanded insertion of allocation of tribal sub-plan, proportionate to population, in the ongoing Budget Session of the Assembly.
“Though Gujjar community got Schedule Tribe (ST) status in the year 1991 but till date they have not been given the due reservation in Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council and Panchayat level”, Gujjar leaders said. They also stressed for creation of Gujjar Regiment in the Indian Army.


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