AKHNOOR, Oct 11: All India Jat Maha Sabha (AIJMS) J&K president and former Mayor, Ch Manmohan Singh today reiterated the demand of granting OBC status and ownership rights on agricultural land to the Jat community members as well as displaced families.
Chairing a meeting of AIJMS here at village Derian Jaat De Kothe in Khour, Manmohan said that OBC status is the only way to provide justice to Jats as educated youth of the community have to move from posts to pillars for getting jobs.
Earlier at outset of the meeting, the participants observed a two minutes silence in the memory of Vijay Choudhary (JMC Councillor) and paid her tributes.
Manmohan Singh said that ultimate panacea for uplifting Jat community from poverty is grant of OBC status which can only provide the right opportunity to community youths to grow and prosper.
He also said that Jat community members are unable to do farming at their fields under fence at Indo-Pak border and the compensation has also been denied to them for this.
“The issue came for discussion during my meeting with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and he gave a nod for adequate compensation,” the former Mayor maintained adding yet the issue is still pending and the farmers are suffering.
He also said that displaced Jat community members who migrated from various parts of erstwhile State of J&K in 1947, 65 and 71 should be given ownership rights over the land allotted to them for agriculture purpose so that no one can harass them.
Among others who were present included Omkar Choudhary, Choudhary Prem Pal, Choudhary Rattan, Choudhary Dev Raj and others.
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